Meet the Artisan
Weavers of Chiapas
Our Weavers of Chiapas live in a community that is over 2,000 years old and is one of the last living examples of Mayan culture. It is considered one of the most important communities of its kind, preserving Mayan customs and practices that have been long lost in other parts of Mexico.
Their artisanal textile process is quite complex and includes spinning the wool with a wooden spindle into threads of specific tension and thickness to form both the weft and the warp for the backstrap loom. This process is additionally accompanied by a series of complex steps for washing, carding, and felting the wool.