Meet our Artisan-Partners
It's our honor to introduce you to some of the incredible artists and artisans that contribute their love, skill and traditions to Colores Mexicanos.
Juana Victoria Hernández Gómez
Juana is the leader of an internationally known women's weaving cooperative based in the small Mayan town of San Juán Cancúc in Chiapas, Mexico. The coop
She has traveled around the world to share the traditional embroidery of her town, which she wears in this photo, and which isn't found anywhere else in the world.
The magical hands of Juana and Margarita Pérez produce gorgeous, flower-laden blouses in vibrant colors. Based in Zinacantán, Chiapas, Mexico, the cousins love creating as a family.
Shop Juana and Margarita's creations here!
Veronica Lorenzo Quiroz
Veronica leads a group of woman weavers in San Juan Colorado, Oaxaca, Mexico, who have preserved traditional Costa Chica weaving for generations. Working with native Oaxacan "Coyuchi" cotton and natural dyes, they produce stunning, colorful, geometric designs.
Shop Veronica's work here.
Adrián Dominguez Flores
Adrián and his family are masters of Mexican talavera pottery. The multi-generational artisan family has its workshop in the city of Puebla, Mexico.
See Adrian's work here.
Adelina Espiritu Pérez
Adelina has been working with Colores Mexicanos for over 4 years, creating embroidery of mesmerizing beauty. As a member of the Otomí indigenous group, she practices a colorful-dreamlike embroidery known as "Tenango," together with her family in Hidalgo, Mexico. With her craft she supports her three young boys: Santiago, Sandro and Isaac.
See Adelina's work here.
Minerva Lázaro Hernández
Minerva is an artist, a single mother and a community leader. The weaving cooperative she leads now spans three generations, and provides vital economic support to her town: San Juan Guichicovi. Minerva works in the lurid traditional "Tehuana" embroidery of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Each piece of "Tehuana" embroidery takes weeks to produce, as every stitch is laid by hand. Minerva is a member of the "Mixe" ethnic group, native to Oaxaca.
See Minerva's work here.
Pictured here with her mother, Camelia Ramos is the standard bearer of the traditional weaving of the community of Tenancingo. This laborious and dazzling pattern requires weeks of work to create, and Camelia's designs have been shown around the world. She is widely considered a master of the Mexican rebozo.
See her work here.
Growing up in her mother's textile workshop, in Oaxaca City, Mexico, Sara Almeraya developed a deep relationship with the women weavers of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, a region of Southern Mexico famous for its vivid floral embroidery.
Today, she creates beautiful jackets and handbags in partnership with the same women, using salvaged and reclaimed fabrics as well as original weaving, embroidery, beading and brocade.
See Sara's work here.
Mariana and Audias Roldán:
Born in the Balsas River Basin in Guerrero, Mariana and Audias are lifelong practitioners of the incredible craft of Papel Amate painting.
Centuries ago, the Maya and Aztecs began crafting parchment from the bark of the Amate tree. Continuing the tradition of their ancestors, the couple paint incredible scenes of nature and country life over Amate parchment. Their style of painting is known as "Las historias del pueblo," or "The stories of our town."
See their work here.
Colectivo Vida Nueva:
This all-women's collective of Zapotec weavers from the region of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, are renowned for the beauty of their handwoven wool rugs. The group has broken barriers in a region where many women remain in the home rather than enter the workforce.
See their work here:
Together with his family, Próspero produces papel picado, a Mexican hanging paper decoration used during parties, festivals and the Day of the Dead celebrations around the country. Based in Puebla, Mx., Próspero is one of the few remaining artisans who produces papel picado in the traditional way-- drawing all images by hand, then cutting them with a hammer and chisels.
See Próspero's work here: