Our Beginnings, Weaving Identity

Hilando Identidad

The Brown and Green cotton used in our designs it’s produced from the seed, croped and harvested by Algodones Mayas, keeping it’s natural colour.

The thread is hand spawn using ancient techiques and industrial spinning.
This is the main raw material that is hand weaved in back strap looms and foot looms using ancient techiques past on from generation to generation of Guatemalan men and women, artisans of different indigenous communities of the country.

A Real Source of Work

Every good Algodones Mayas manufactures has a history. Each original story is what gives life to this great dream, and the hands that make our products weave the history of our company.

Each piece is hand made by a mother, a daughter, a grandparent, or a family friend. Currently, Algodones Mayas’ family is formed by more than 300 artisans from all around Guatemala. Their passion and their skill create a legacy by which Algodones Mayas lives every day, and these ideals are upheld in every facet of our company. Many artisans are now entrepreneurs who will leave a solid foundation for generations to come.

Algodones Mayas, and our brand Wayil, is a socially responsible company that supports its artisans and weavers. Thanks to our perseverance, technology, and outreach, we can offer a better future for their children and future entrepreneurs.

Our Vision

Algodones Mayas, and our brand Wayil, is a socially responsible company that supports its artisans and weavers. Thanks to our perseverance, technology, and outreach, we can offer a better future for their children and future entrepreneurs.