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They are Luchetik, a cooperative of 12 artisans from Aldama, Chiapas and co-owners of Juxta Nation. Women who consider that choosing the right way in life is essential to achieve the “Good Living.”

LUCHETIK

COMMUNITY: Cabecera, Aldama

LOCATION: Chiapas, México

MASTERED TECHNIQUES: Backstrap loom, brocade

MAKERS OF: Juxta

SYMBOL

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ARTISANS

12

ORIGIN

22° 55' 1'' N

98° 4' 1'' W

In the eight years collaborating with NGOimpacto they have grown as a group. By using their brocades they capture the four cardinal points that are essential in Mayan Cosmovision, as a guide towards their destiny. Luchetik have great experience with color combinations and also master the technique of backstrap loom. They stand out as a high-skilled group, integrated by strong women who don’t give up in face of challenges.

ALDAMA
Catarina Sántiz
ALDAMA

For me Juxta, is an enterprise where us, craftswomen, can work together and help each other to fulfill our dreams. With Juxta Nation, I expect a collective and respectful work environment, achieving a fair trade that will contribute to a better appreciation of our textiles.”

Micaela Ruíz, group secretary and artisan.

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