Mexico, Sna Jolobil / Pedro Meza, Weaving
Residing in the Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, Pedro Meza founded the artist collective Sna Jolobil to advance and promote traditional means of creating regionally and culturally specific textiles. Sna Jolobil ('Weaver's House' in the Tzotzil language) has around 800 weavers from 20 indigenous communities producing hand-dyed wool sweaters and tunics, embroidered pillow covers, and pre-Hispanic-design wall hangings.
The community of weavers create a range of items according to ancient Maya techniques and design influences which span thousands of years. Sna Jolobil’s members, for the most part, are female, and learned to weave or embroider their own clothes from their mothers. Sna Jolobil is the oldest functioning indigenous artisan organization in Mexico.
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