MayaMam Weavers launched their business in 2008 with training in weaving on the foot loom and sewing machines. Their vision is to interpret their traditional weaving in a contemporary way. Some products include an embroidered symbol, which gives them an opportunity to share some of their ancestors’ wisdom with people of today.
"For us Maya, weaving has been a way for thousands of years to express our identity and our love of beauty and to relay the wisdom of our ancestors. Our ancestors left an extraordinary legacy to us and to all of humanity -- a vision of the universe that allows us to know our place in that universe and that guides our lives in harmony with every other person's purpose in life, so that we all develop to our full potential."
culture. color. fashion.
stories. recipes. life.
Many products are woven on the traditional backstrap loom. Most of the women learn to weave when they are children, and many of the motifs come from their collective memories.