Macrame in Chiapas  

  
   
Living in an isolated indigenous community in the Chiapan mountains these amazing women hand-woven our colourful bag straps. They speak in an indigenous Mexican language called Tzotzil, however the younger members also speak in Spanish so we are able to communicate with ease.
   
   
   
They meet at each other's houses to chat and weave most days. Many have been taught to macrame ropes like these from a very young age. Originally they were created in order to carry large bundles of firewood, so they are extremely strong and resilient!