ARTISAN WOMEN FROM SANTO TOMAS JALIEZA

Santo Tomás Jalieza

SANTO TOMÁS JALIEZA

Santo Tomás Jalieza is located in the state of Oaxaca and is one of Mexico’s five "Magic Route of Handicrafts", a series of popular trails many visitors enjoy each year.

Thanks to the tenacity and talent of local women, who have formed and organized a group dedicated to preserving their traditions, we can still find beautiful textile crafts made by waist looms.

The waist loom is a prehispanic technique in which natural fibers are tied at one end to a pole and at another to the craftsman waist.

The loom is usually made of wood although they can also be made using metal.


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