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June 28, 2019 1 min read

Meet the artisans behind AMOR Handmade..

Lucia (left), her daughter Maria(right), and granddaughter Erika(middle) hand weave the textiles which decorate our dog collar style Primavera using the Maya technique "Trenzado a Mano" which translates to “Hand Braiding”.

 Lucia passed this technique down to Maria and Maria has transmitted that knowledge to her own daughter. It’s a complicated and time-consuming technique, but the resulting designs are vibrant and stunning. Typically, they have to travel from their community in the mountains to the city to sell their work. Once there, things don’t get easier.. Tourists seldom understand the amount of work required for each piece so prices get haggled down to almost nothing. When it’s not tourist season, it gets even harder to make ends meet.

With the AMOR dog collar project we’re able to provide fair wages and steady employment to these artisans. We accept their prices because we see and understand the hours of work necessary to create these aesthetically stunning textiles. We travel to their community to place orders and pick up textiles so that they may do what they do best: Imagine and Weave.


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