Hype Style/Beauty

Published on April 21st, 2015 | by Daja Marie


KorBáta: Guatemalan Handmade Ties & Bowties

For Guatemalan tie making company KorBáta, a tie is not merely an accent piece or an afterthought.  Their hand-woven ties tell a story. When the thread is woven, the rich history and heritage of the Mayan people are woven along with it. That is because each thread has been put in place by the hands of a Mayan woman whose efforts preserve Guatemala’s textile traditions. KorBáta’s newest collection, Lagos and Lagunas, gives ode to Guatemala’s glistening lakes. Like all of their collections, Lagos and Lagunas is a limited edition.  Crafted from 100% cotton, each hand woven pattern is unique, never to be duplicated. KorBáta ties and bow ties are for the man who knows quality when he sees it, loves old world tradition but isn’t afraid to dress for the 21st century. Ties retail for $45.00. Bow ties retail for $40.00.


KorBáta’s story begins by the serendipitous meeting of two entrepreneurs, Jennifer Menegazzo and Diego Arias. Both of Guatemalan descent, they found a shared love for their country, the beauty of its land, the Mayan culture and Guatemalan art. Combining their talents and efforts, they started a small artisan project and named the company KorBáta. Their work has been most gratifying because they have not only brought their dream to fruition but are helping to sustain Guatemala’s rich weaving history and providing work for those in rural areas of Guatemala.


For more information, visit www.korbata.com.

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