La Flor de Xochislahuaca, Xochistlahuaca, Guerrero
Founded in 1969, La Flor de Xochistlahuaca is a women's cooperative in southern Guerrero. Its members are dedicated to backstrap loom weaving, always teaching new generations to continue this tradition.
The founder of this cooperative was Doña Florentina López de Jesús, Doña Tina, an Amuzga woman born in 1939, who always lived and worked in her community. Doña Tina taught numerous generations the art of backstrap loom weaving, always emphasizing quality, simplicity and humility. Doña Tina passed away a little over a year ago, but the following generations continue to work and teach in the cooperative.
They weave a wide variety of textiles, including huipiles, blouses, shawls, table runners and cushions, with white and coyuche cotton, as well as mercerized cottons. The quality of their work is extraordinary.
Its main objective is the rescue, conservation and promotion of backstrap loom weaving and cotton spinning and dyeing techniques, with emphasis on the preservation of traditions and cultural legacies, and the quality of the work.
La Flor de Xochistlahuaca, which has 27 artisans, is continually training to promote its activities and its presence in the market. The textiles are marketed collectively in order to avoid intermediaries and achieve an economically sustainable activity.
Cooperativa La Flor de Xochistlahuaca S.C de R.L.
Calle Vicente Guerrero No. 44,
741 415 2182 (cooperative) or 741 107 9634 (Yecenia López)
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