Who are artisans that weave these collars?
We work with two families of female artisans in San Juan Chamula, Chiapas to create our collars. Depending on order sizes, sometimes they are able to recruit more family and community members to help them. By tradition, only females are allowed to learn these weaving techniques and the know-how is passed down from mother to daughter generation after generation.
What are Maya techniques?
The artisans who weave our collars are descendents of the Maya people whose civilization dominated most of Mesoamerica up until the 16th century when the Spanish arrived. They speak the language Tsotsil which is a dialect similar to the original Maya language. Their wide variety of weaving techniques also originated during the time of the Maya civilization.
How long does it take to make one collar?
It takes 4 hours to weave a size S and 7 hours to weave a size L
Can I wash my collar?
Since the endings of our collars are water-resistant latigo leather, we recommend that you spot clean your collar with leather conditioner. The textile can be cleaned with a bit of soap, water, and a brush.
What if the textile on my collar begins to fray?
In the case that any loose threads appear, you can cut the loose thread right up to textile, then use a lighter to slightly burn the thread and then flatten it against the textile. This will essentially "glue" the frayed thread to the textile.
Will you be coming out with XS and XL collars, leashes or harnesses?
Yes, we are currently in the design phase for these items.
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