At IXMUYAL (Maya for Woman in the Sky or Heavenly Woman), all products are handmade by indigenous Maya women in Guatemala.
We work with vintage Maya textiles and also have our designs woven for us by local artisans. Each of our products is created on a backstrap loom using techniques that Maya women have used for generations. Each of our designs is one-of-a-kind.
Small imperfections can occur with vintage and handmade textiles, and we celebrate these imperfections for what they are: signs that our products are hecho a mano - handmade by Guatemalan artisans.
Each IXMUYAL product comes to life by the collaboration of a small group of people in Guatemala who source and design each piece, and weave and sew the final products. All items are 100% made in Guatemala.
We also create custom-designs. If you see something you like or have a specific color, design, or size in mind, reach out to us and we will make the most beautiful custom-design come true for you.
With the purchase of our IXMUYAL pieces, you support local indigenous people in Guatemala and help them build a better future for themselves and their children. Everyone involved in creating our IXMUYAL pieces is being paid fair living wages, and 5% of our IXMUYAL profit goes to local community projects which provide education and food for those in need in Guatemala.
Thank you for choosing IXMUYAL.
Vanessa & Michaela