Meet the Artisan
The Basket Weavers of Tequisquiapan
These hand woven baskets are from from Tequisquiapan, Querétaro – a town is known throughout Mexico as the ‘Basketmaking Paradise’. For much of its history, the population was predominantly indigenous, so the artisanal production flows from their ancestral culture. Both the materials and their techniques for creating crafts are rooted in respect for deep nature. The elaboration techniques are teachings that are transmitted from generation to generation.
Most of these talented artisans are women who are able to earn income and preserve their culture while still caring for their children. The craftsmanship that has been woven into these baskets has been handed down for centuries, providing multi-generations of artisans with a path toward building a better life.