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Empowering women through honoring the art of Guatemalan textiles
By Rose Smith
June 20, 2020
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"I appreciate the art because I'm from Guatemala...but now my perspective has changed to see the time, the effort and the love."

Empowering women has always been an ideal that Alida Boer, founder of Marias Bag felt strongly about. The heart of her brand are its handmade textiles. These handcrafted textiles tell the story of the female artisans who create them. Each stitch of the huipil has its own origin tale, uniquely different from the next. It is through her appreciation of traditional Guatemalan craftsmanship that she sought out to create a brand that not only honored the art of textiles but uplifted and showcased the talents of each female artisan.

"There is not just art, but there is history and legacy behind it. When I saw them working and doing all of this beautiful work, I said this is something that has to be shown to the world in the proper way," says Alida. It took her a few years to develop the concept but now Marias Bag is empowering women everywhere and showing them that their handmade craft is absolutely, a work of art.

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