About Us

About Us

Sharing History. Upholding Tradition. Supporting Families.

From Mayan Hands is proud to be a premier provider of one of a kind Mayan folk art, textiles and handicrafts from Guatemala. These Guatemalan, hand carved and handmade clay pieces are ideal for both veteran and first-time collectors. Due to the limited nature of the Mayan art and the fact that artisans are waning in their numbers, our offerings are truly collectibles. We travel many times throughout the year to meet with the artists and personally hand pick the selections you will find online. For questions about Mayan art or special requests, please visit our contact us page. Thank you for visiting and enjoy!

Corporate Information and History:

Chitranee-G DBA New World Imports Inc. (NWI) is a Florida S-Corporation located in Clearwater. NWI imports handicrafts from Guatemala and sells these products to retailers throughout the United States by marketing at regional gift shows. It began in the late 1990’s with Jim McNorrill in Tampa, Florida, and then in November 2004 the inventory, business name, customer records and good will were purchased by Chitranee and Robert Drapkin. Robert had already made the same business contacts in Guatemala prior to purchasing the assets. Chitranee has a background in accounting and has had business success in real estate management and direct marketing.

NWI was moved to a warehouse located at 110 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in Clearwater, Florida, owned by Chitranee and Robert. The new location of the business is close to the home of the new owners and is an ideal one story, air-conditioned 5400 square foot warehouse and business office. Chitranee works full-time for NWI providing 12 hour per day and 7 day per week customer service. NWI has 4 part-time employees in the United States and a manufacturing facility and warehouse in Guatemala City, Guatemala.