They are Yaxinal Antsetik, a cooperative of 7 artisans from Tsajalch’en, San Juan Cancuc, Chiapas and co-owners of Juxta Nation. The cooperative is integrated by women who have been empowered through their textile work, obtaining financial independence on their own.
COMMUNITY: Tsajalch’en, San Juan Cancuc
LOCATION: Chiapas, México
MASTERED TECHNIQUES: Backstrap loom, brocade
MAKERS OF: Juxta
A group located in the Highlands of Chiapas, they are characterized for being a very creative group, capable of developing new ideas from scratch. Solidary women who help each other to achieve better results. Innovative and purposeful with entrepreneurial spirit. They keep wearing their traditional garments with pride, maintaining their culture alive through the time.
“Juxta Nation is a new road that was presented in our lives, this will help us have a wider international reach to show our work, which we hope you all like.”
– María Guzmán, group treasurer and artisan