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The Laq Design

The Laq Design

This design, called Laq, is a traditional design of San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango, and Nahuala. It represents the different offerings that women traditionally give to guests, such as chocolate and food at a wedding celebration. It also has a part of p’op in the fabric, and it represents the division of each village or community.

The weaver of this fabric is Francisca Guarchaj Rosario from the community Nuevo Chuicutama, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán. Francisca is the mother of 3 children and became a part of CMA 8 years ago. She is a very talented embroider and weaver with the backstrap loom and can knit a cushion in just 12 days.

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The Cumatzim Design

The Cumatzim Design

This design is called cumatzim. The rhombus shapes embody the four cardinal directions of the universe (north, east, south, and west), while the colors illustrate the autumn season. This design is a representation of the nawal, or guardian spirit, Ajpu - Luz. This is a spirit of light and is symbolic of the Grandfather Sun. It means forehand, hunter, shooter, and walker. The artist of this design is Maria Guachiac Carrillo, from the Xeabaj II community, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán. She is a single mother of her 16 year old daughter and has been involved with AMA-PIXAN for over 13 years....

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A New Design

A New Design

This design is based off of the volcanoes in the Highlands of Guatemala. The colors represent mother earth, nature, and liberty, while the pattern reflects those on a path of life that is not linear. The rhombus shapes highlight the four cardinal points and the four corners of the universe.

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Meet Yesmi Ajanel our Marketing Director!

Meet Yesmi Ajanel our Marketing Director!

Yesmi Ajanel is our marketing director! She is in charge of verifying that all of the production of fabrics is in order.

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New Home Decor Collection!

AMA Beyond Fair Trade PIXAN

New Home Decor Collection!

We are producing the new home decor collection with the fabric Chuicutama Flor de Cruzeta. 

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