Skip to content


Your cart is empty

Macrame Artisans - Hand-Woven Bag Straps, Chiapas


Living in an isolated indigenous community in the mountains of Chiapas, these amazing women hand-weave our colourful bag straps. They speak in an indigenous Mexican language called Tzotzil, yet the younger members also speak Spanish.

They specifically work with wool (which they also use to make their black fluffy skirts) and do embroidery, like the ones on their shirts. These embroideries can take to 2 to 5 months to make.

They are from San Juan Chamula, a small town in Chiapas well known for its rituals and crafts.

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!