Weaving on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Posted by barefoot - March 2nd, 2013

Tulum is in the state of Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Penisula, the thumb of Mexico. We have been coming here since our family drove all over Mexico in 2001. Recently my husband, Ted and I drove through beautiful clean Mayan villages to Merida, on the tip of the 'thumb.' I have not seen looms in Tulum (yet) but on found this one in a shop Artisanas, Ixchala near the center of Merida. It was Sunday so the weaver was not present unfortunately, but he certainly had some beautiful work around him. Mostly it is men who weave on the frame looms and women who are the back strap weavers although I did see a young woman weaving in Oaxaca in 2002.

Merida Loom

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