Stela 9 began in the summer of 2010 by an archaeology assistant with a love of Mayan culture, artisan leather crafting and weaving traditions. The line was created through a meticulous process of sourcing precious stones, recycled textiles and locally sourced leather that represent our worldly aesthetic and the importance of preserving cultural traditions of artisans throughout Latin America. Our items are handmade by skilled artisans. Stela 9 directly contributes to the livelihood and sustainability of the indigenous communities that these cherished items travel from.