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MayaWorks sale offers handcrafted gifts, Nov. 25 only

MayaWorks women display their craftsYou can support fair trade and purchase beautiful handcrafted gifts at the same time, when MayaWorks comes to UCOP for one day only, Monday, Nov. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 12322 Franklin.

At the sale you’ll find a variety of bags as well as finely made scarves, beaded ornaments and jewelry. There will also be colorful kitchen textiles and a wide selection of hand-sewn baby accessories.

New products this year include Mayan brocade pillow covers in several patterns and children’s aprons and dolls. Everything is handmade — either woven, sewn or beaded — in traditional designs and colors and sold at reasonable prices.

MayaWorks is a nonprofit social venture established in 1990 to bring the artisanal weavings, embroidery and beadwork of poor Guatemalan Maya women to the U.S. market. Sales now provide ongoing work for the artisans and generate funding for special educational projects and small business loans.

Come early for the best selection, as there will be only a limited number of each item for sale.

For more information, contact Chantal Guillemin at or Jane Schnorrenberg at

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