Meet Our Fabulous Artisans
Meet Mrs. Adelinna, mother of eight children. She has been doing jippi jappa crafts since she was a young girl. She learned the trade from her older sisters. Today, she has taught many of her daughters to learn the craft.
We are proud to have Mrs. Adelinna, and three of her daughters - Hellen, Karen and Wilda, making beautiful crafts for our Jippi Jappa Cultural Collection.
Meet Mr. Catarino, father of four. Mr. Catarino is one of the caretaker's of the Lubaantun Maya Archeological Site in Southern Belize.
While immersing into the maya history, he has perfected the craft of replica clay Maya figurines & whistles, now available in our Clay Collection.
Meet Mrs. Felicitas. A mother of 16, housewife and a fabulous loom weaver! Mrs. Felicitas along with four of her daughters, Raquel, Shirley, Malinda and Anita, magically creates brilliant loom woven straps.
See more of their creations in our Hand-Woven Collection.
Meet Ivan Cecil Jones (aka Shanty). Ivan was born in Dangriga Town, Belize and moved to Punta Gorda in 1995 with his wife and 6 children. Ivan is a proud Carib with his roots from Jamaica and Honduras.
Ivan has a passion for artisan carvings made from wood, coconut, seashells, cohune nut, calabash, you name it! His work is unique, his pieces are meaningful, and they are crafted for repurposing a quality material.
Some fun facts about Ivan - You can find him on screen of the Mosquito Coast movie or other documentary films. If he’s not working, carving crafts or seen in a film, he’s recognized as one of Belize’s first musical ambassadors. Well-rounded, talented individual we are honored to support!
Ivan Cecil Jones
Deep in Southern Belize, single mother of 4 growing boys, Ms. Petrona is a light everyone needs. Petrona is the creator of our cherished cross pattern straps.
If you knew Ms. Petrona, you wouldn't think twice of supporting such a strong, beautiful woman. See more of her products in our Hand-Woven Collection.
Meet Mrs. Veronica. Mother of 5 and homemaker. Originally from San Antonio Village, Belize, her artisan abilities in clay jewelry making are breathtaking. Intricate detail and naturally made products.
Check out her necklaces in our Clay Collection.