Mexican Palm Fan Brick
Here’s an accessory that has its roots in the prehistoric Mayan civilization! The Mayan women used to cut the leaves of the jipijapa plants before drying them in the sun and then cooling it in their caves to make them ductile. Then they used to make handwoven fans out of them. This brown Mexican Palm fan is a modern-day representation of that age-old technology that keeps you cool and adds a touch of history to your modern lifestyle.
At Equal Hands, we consciously support local artisans all across the globe in preserving a hand-crafted technique that not only has a rich legacy but is friendly to the planet. Maintaining cultural heritage based on eco-friendly craftsmanship and engaging in fair trade is our goal.
At Equal Hands, we consciously support local artisans of Mexico in preserving an ancient, hand-crafted technique that not only has a rich historic legacy but is also friendly to the planet. The fans are hand-constructed by a collective of Mayan women who make these fans from jipijapa leaves by drying them in the sun and then bringing them to underground caves so that the fibers are softened by the natural humidity. This helps in weaving the fans without breaking them. Maintaining cultural heritage based on eco-friendly craftsmanship and engaging in fair trade is our goal.
- Handle – wooden
- Measurement - L 34cm / H 22cm (approx.)
- Eco Friendly
- Made in Mexico
The Social Pillar
Equal Hands partners with artisans and organizations in underserved communities around the world to provide a dignified income and opportunities for talented makers. We also donate a portion of the purchase price to local charitable causes we support.
The Environment Pillar
We are very aware of the negative impact fast fashion and mass production has had on the environment. This awareness has led us to work towards offering the most environmentally sustainable and natural products that we can find.
The Economic Pillar
We strongly believe that empowered individuals hold the ability to break the cycle of poverty and that in particular, women need to be connected to opportunities so that communities can thrive.
Monica Phromsavanh Hand