Dreaming with Chiapas 💭💭💭 .
Located north of San Cristóbal de Las Casas in Los Altos de Chiapas, San Andrés Larráinzar is home to a vibrant community of weavers. For centuries, Tzotzil-speaking women in San Andrés have woven huipiles on backstrap looms in a similar manner to their ancestors of the Classic Maya Period (300–900CE). The art of Mayan backstrap weaving and its associated symbols and designs are traditionally passed down through generations of women in Chiapas. This transfer of knowledge does not always occur from mother to daughter. Some artisans, including Magdalena López López, learned their craft from grandmothers and other women in their community. Like many weavers, she keeps small muestra weaving samples to reference designs and symbols.
Repost from @sfomuseum .
Wish you a great week start!! ♥️
#mugshotmonday 🐠 A new approach to an old glaze combo. This glaze is so interesting with all of its crystal growth! This mug will be included in my mini shop update later this week, details coming soon! #mermaidceramics#ceramicsea
All our items are hand crafted by women taking part in a work from home scheme in India. They're provided with sewing machines so they can work safely at home, while continuing their commitments to their families. If you fancy giving a gift that gives back this Christmas, take a look at these cushion covers and everything else we have for sale at the link in our bio. Plus a % of your purchase will also go to charity.