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.