Meet the artisan group that makes your favorite cooking utensil!
Spread across northernmost department of Guatemala are the artisans of the Spoon Makers of Peten. These artisans live and work in remote communities. By day, they are trained health promoters, providing basic care in villages where the nearest clinic is hours away. By night, the artisans are spoon makers, carving unique wooden products by hand. The artisans volunteer as health promoters, and the spoons provide an income. In addition to providing fair wages for the artisans, the group donates 25% of their sales back to their medical project to purchase medicine and supplies.
These unique products are made entirely by hand without the use of power tools. First, the artisan traces out the design on a piece of wood. The wood is purchased as cast-offs from local carpenters so that no trees are cut down.
After the outline is traced, the artisan scoops out the bowl before using a machete to get it down to the rough outline.
Then, it gets carved by hand. The spoon is sanded three times with different grades of sandpaper. Finally, it receives a beeswax finish, making it food safe.
These unique products can be purchased in our two brick and mortar retail locations, online and wholesale to other retailers.
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