They are Bak-luch, a cooperative of 17 artisans from Bashantic, San Andrés Larráinzar, Chiapas and co-owners of Juxta Nation. The group consolidated ten years ago independently and then joined NGOimpacto three years ago with the aim of strengthening their textile production processes. Today, their main activities include a combination of artisanal work, agriculture and maintenance of their households.
COMMUNITY: Bashantic, Larráinzar
LOCATION: Chiapas, México
MASTERED TECHNIQUES: Backstrap loom
MAKERS OF: Juxta
Bak-luch started working mainly organized by a number of young women concerned about maintaining their textiles tradition. They are skillful in the elaboration of geometric brocades that are part of their rich heritage, and are keen in learning new techniques.
“For me, JUXTA is a space where we could share our work to a wider audience and we hope that means more work for us. That is why we are excited to be part of this social enterprise, because we expect to have more and better opportunities.” – Andrea Sántiz, group treasurer and artisan.
-Andrea Sántiz, group treasurer and artisan.