Taller Maya is a collective brand of Mexican design - formed by artisan social enterprises in the Yucatan Peninsula to work to keep Mayan culture alive. Through fair compensation and commercialization of artisanal craft pieces, they work to strengthen sustainable income for the artisans.
Today, 42 artisans collaborate with Taller Maya in 32 communities in the Yucatan Peninsula. These artisans are a key element in the conservation of invaluable Mayan ancestral knowledge. Native materials and ancestral techniques have been passed on to new generations who will keep these skills alive while updating them to integrate with the modern lifestyle.
The wisdom of Mayan culture, linked with contemporary design has caught the attention of responsible consumers. And these consumers overwhelmingly appreciate handmade pieces with great background stories like those of the Taller Maya artisans.