“Cibaque” vegetal fibre

Fibra vegetal cibaque (Cyperius alterniofolius)

Since 2001, INNOVARTE has maintained a continuous collaboration with the prestigious Guatemalan foundation FUNDAP, in many projects dealing with socioeconomic auto sustainable development for the indigenous artisan sector. One of them is the so-called: Sustainable Development of the “Cibaque” handicraft women in the town of San Andres Sajcabaja, Santa Cruz del Quichè, financed by the Swiss foundation: Provictims.
In 2010, INNOVARTE carried out the design and development of new products in “Cibaque” fibre, corn leaves and pumpkin for 129 women belonging to the Artisan Women Association: El Porvenir de Chananton. Different basket for domestic use, bags, hats, shoes and flower bouquets are being commercialized in the national and exporting markets.