They are Mujeres Sembrando la Vida, a group of 70 artisans from Zinacantán, Chiapas, invited to collaborate for JUXTA by. They are independent and participatory women who work for the wellbeing of their families.
COMMUNITY: Cabecera, Zinacantán
LOCATION: Chiapas, México
MASTERED TECHNIQUES: Backstrap loom, embroidery
MAKERS OF: Juxta
This group is located in an agricultural region where the flowers represented in their clothing are grown there. Very active women who keep their textiles in trend according to the season of the year. They are women from different communities who speak the language Tsotsil, and who master different textile techniques, as the backstrap loom and embroidery.
“Juxta Nation is a new whole way of working for us and which gives us the opportunity to build our path together as women. It is a place where we find inspiration to design, dream and work to bring new products to life. This allows us to blossom as craftswomen, this is the way towards our future.”
– Xunka Hernández, group leader and artisan.