The wonderful women's cooperative of Jolom Mayaetik works with many women in rural communities. Indigenous woman have inherited the ancient technique of back-strap weaving from their mothers and grandmothers as a way of making clothes. Until very recently traditional costume was worn by all Mexican communities and so most woman were practiced in the technique. Now, with mass produced clothes being readily available the tradition is dying out.
Jolom Mayaetik ensures that the tradition is allowed to continue and travels to many remote communities to pick up weaving commissions or pieces to sell in their shop. We are determined to continue commissioning back strap weaving from these communities who are immensely proud of this ancient tradition and of the work they produce today.