Colorful Elephant Ornament
Elephants, symbols of good luck in many countries, are gentle creatures known for their intelligence and memory. These handcrafted cloth elephant ornaments will bring you good fortune and add a festive spirit to your holidays.
These fun elephant ornaments are made by women artisans from the UPAVIM cooperative on the outskirts of Guatemala City. UPAVIM, which stands for United for a Better Life, is an 80 member artisan enterprise helping women through social and economic empowerment. In addition to training women in creating various handmade textiles, UPAVIM has established a school, a pharmacy and a bakery within their cooperative.
- Measures 2-1/2” high x 1-1/4” wide x 3-1/4” long
Handmade in Guatemala and fair trade imported.
Meet The Artisans
UPAVIM Crafts is a cooperative of women who live in marginalized communities on the outskirts of
Amongst some of the achievements, In 2002 the cooperative was awarded the best Non-traditional Textile Exporter award by AGEXPRONT, a national trade organization, also UPAVIM’s Montessori school was recognized by the Guatemalan government.