El Camino De Los Altos
About the Brand
Home/household textile product made on prehispanic backstrap looms. The sophisticated color range is inspired by the harmony that exists in natural dyes. Using patterns found in Mayan culture, the shape is composed only of woven canvases that are joined and folded by hand.
We are a project by women for women located in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, a Mayan region adjacent to the Guatemalan border.
Born from a deep-seated conviction and a desire to eradicate inequality, its rigor, consistency, and steadfast vision for solidarity has been built over time. The 130 Mayan women weavers of the Mexican civil association El Camino de Los Altos and the women designers of its French counterpart, El Camino, have been weaving a remarkable "institution" for the past twenty years. At the heart of their partnership is a collective desire: to preserve and transmit the ancient Mayan art of backstrap loom weaving while improving the living conditions and leveraging the value of Mayan women weavers.
Ships from: Mexico