These Mexican artisans have been working in these traditional techniques from a very early age. They work within their community, meaning that they all work from home, making their work just a part of their daily life.
This unique method of weaving begins with a plant fibre known as Ixtle which is obtained from Soyalo, a community in Chiapas.
The pieces begin as a sort of knot made with this Ixtle plant fiber on a clay pot. The clay pot determines the size of the piece and the Ixtle is knotted in a circular weave.
The finished piece can be dyed in the black Chamua style which involves dying the knot with mud, but also can be dyed with any other natural dye.