We’ve got some more handmade artisanal treasures for ya courtesy of Ixchel Triangle, a company that works closely with artisans in Guatemala who intricately weave beautiful, bold and colorful textiles that are incorporated into bags and accessories. If you’re like us, you’re probably curious about their name: Ixchel (pronounced “ish-chell”) is the Mayan goddess of the moon, of love, of fertility, and weaving. Ixchel is sometimes depicted in Mayan art as a young woman, as a symbol of the waxing moon, or as an older woman, as a symbol of the waning moon, pouring a jug of water onto the earth. Other times, she is represented as an elderly woman weaving on a loom. Tory Jones, the founder of Ixchel Triangle wanted to honor Ixchel, so she named her business after the goddess and continues to be inspired her legacy.
We are loving the generational appreciation for handmade textiles passed down from Tory’s grandmother to Tory. Thinking of the time and energy that goes into making each textile reminds us of the beauty of slow, intentional creation of any piece of art – these just happen to be wearable! These colors and patterns are mesmerizing!