Assortment of 4 book marks woven on a back-strap loom in a variety of colors and designs.
$20 includes postage.
Embroidered Square (English or Spanish)
“When a woman rises no man is left behind.” or “Cuando una mujer avanza no hay hombre que retroceda.”
This cloth (6.5” x 7”) is embroidered with the face of a Zapatista woman and a phrase that expresses a core principle of the Zapatista movement — that when women enjoy equal rights with men the whole community rises as one. Embroidered by a member of Tsobol Antsetik. Price with postage: $20.
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. $45.00 includes postage.
Children’s Cloth Books in Tsotsil and Spanish
Two books are available – 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.
Las Abejas Cloth with Beeswax Candle
These embroidered cloths are each accompanied by a beeswax candle. They honor the blood, sweat, and tears of all people resisting injustices throughout the world. In lighting this candle may you be strengthened to stand alongside them. The cloths were embroidered by members of Jolom Luch Maya (Maya Embroiderers and Weavers). The group is comprised of 24 members of Las Abejas (The Bees), a Catholic social justice organization based in Acteal, Chenalhó, Chiapas, Mexico. Las Abejas lost 45 of its members, mostly women and children, in a massacre by a paramilitary group on December 22, 1997. In the face of COVID, threats from criminal organizations, and the government’s disregard for their human rights, the Bees keep seeking justice for their fallen brethren. For more information go to www.acteal.org
When ordering, please specify which words you would like: “Mujeres Abejas sembrando la vida, cosechando la paz” (Women Bees sowing life, harvesting peace) or “Mujeres Abejas tejiendo resistencia” (Women Bees weaving resistance). Each 12” x 12” square comes with a votive beeswax candle. Price with postage is $25.
Photo Books by Tsobol Antzetik
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.
Lace Edged Zapatista Cloth
These cloth squares were embroidered by the women of Luchom Jolom Antsetik – Women Embroiderers and Weavers – a small collective that recently formed in Tsabalhó, Chenalhó, Chiapas. We’re delighted to offer them to you for framing or using in another way. When we saw the words, inspired by the Zapatista movement, they reminded us of wearing masks during the pandemic, how by protecting others from getting COVID, we showed our hearts. We hope the words and image speak to you this way, too. The squares measure 9×9 inches and are $15, including postage.
Please note: English version is currently sold out and will be available to ship in August.