Paloma's Bags

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The hands


We work hand in hand with groups of artisans from five rural communities of the Yucatan Peninsula. Our team travels to each location every week and offers constant orders throughout the year to artisans who work from their homes; Mayan ladies can thus attend to their families, their homes and artisanal work; these mothers improve their economic income, with our designs, local materials, traditional techniques and their talent, artisans manage to create these unique pieces.


Henequen, also known as sisal, is a variety of agave native to Yucatan, called "ki" in the Mayan language. It takes between eight and fifteen years to fully mature, and its fiber is used to make highly resistant ropes.

According to different Mayan codices...

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