Photo Books by Weavers In 2016, several weavers of Tsobol Antzetik created photo books in workshops with the Chiapas Photography Project. Women United Weavers (13 pages) explores weaving techniques, materials, and tools. Our Threads (6 pages) shows miniature figures of weavers and their husbands and daughters working with thread. Our Clothing (60 pages) tells the story of women's, men's and children's traditional clothing. The books are trilingual in Tsotsil, Spanish and English and are sold as package for $40. Our Clothing can be purchased singly for $20.
Children’s cloth books in Tsotsil and Spanish
Two books are vailable – a book of numbers from 1-5 and a book of animals and plants. Each book is $20.00 which includes postage. When ordering, please specify which book you would like.
Assortment of 4 book marks woven on a back-strap loom in a variety of colors and designs - $15 includes postage.
Nursing Mother Doll with Baby
Mother in traditional Maya dress. The baby can cradle in Mother's arms or snap to her breast. The doll is 8 inches tall. $35.00 includes postage.
The Journey of a Tzotzil-Maya Woman by Christine Eber and 'Antonia' Enhancing our understanding of the struggle for indigenous rights in Chiapas, this testamonial presents a unique account of that struggle by a woman who has been active at the grassroots level for three decades.
Embroidered Square (Spanish) (6 ½ x 7 ½ inches) Over the years embroidered texts and images on cloth have blossomed like lush trees throughout Chiapas. These creations show a deep consciousness of identity and place and often include dichos (sayings) inspired by the Zapatista agenda for women’s rights. Such is the case with the two embroidered squares we are offering from the cooperative Tsobol Antsetik.
Embroidered Square (English) (6 ½ x 7 ½ inches) Over the years embroidered texts and images on cloth have blossomed like lush trees throughout Chiapas. These creations show a deep consciousness of identity and place and often include dichos (sayings) inspired by the Zapatista agenda for women’s rights. Such is the case with the two embroidered squares we are offering
from the cooperative Tsobol Antsetik.
Anay's Will to Learn: A Woman's Education in the Shadow of the Maquiladora by Elaine Hampton and Anay Palomeque Carillo Fifteen-year-old Anay is wooed from her Chiapas home to work in the factories in Ciudad Juarez. In spite of poverty, abuse, and cancer, she achieves her education and then creates schools for women in her Chiapas home. Your purchase is a donation of $15.00 to women's education in Chiapas.
Available at utpress.utexas.edu and Amazon.com
When a Woman Rises, a novel by Christine Eber When a woman rises, no man is left behind and a community is nourished. In the Maya township of Chenalhó in Chiapas, Mexico Veronica, a teenage girl, is recovering from a disastrous early marriage. Spurred on by a community program of women telling their stories, she asks her mother Magdalena to record the story of her growing up and that of best friend, Lucia. Magdalena, step by step, day by day, summons the soul of her comadre who has disappeared.
Available through www.cincopuntos.com.
During this time of crisis with the coronavirus, we are offering two ways to purchase additional weavings. On Instagram we are posting 3 new items for sale each day, including blouses, table coverings, pillow shams, and priests’ stoles. We are also offering virtual tours on your phone of the textiles in our store in Las Cruces, New Mexico through Facetime or WhatsApp. Please email Christine Eber at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a tour.
Each order or donation of $90 or more will come with our gift of a prayer flag made by members of Guerilla Prayer Flags in Juárez, Mexico (as long as supplies last) or another comparable gift by the weavers in Chiapas. .