Andrea Díaz Hernández, San Andrés Larrainzar, Chiapas
Andrea Díaz Hernández is one of the best weavers in San Andrés Larrainzar. She learned her skills from her mother and taught her four adult children as well as the younger children to weave. She only speaks Tzotzil. One of her daughters, who does speak Spanish, will be accompanying her.
The men and women weave the finest textiles and brocades, and regularly participate in state competitions in which they receive prizes for their work. They all use Omega thread, the best found in Chiapas. They also specialize in fine weaving, where they use a single thread instead of the usual three.
They are known for their traditional ceremonial fabrics, wall rugs made and sold on racks, in which all the iconography of San Andrés is shown, where the icons of Saints, toads and monkeys appear prominently, as well as the Mayan universe. . They also make huipiles in non-traditional colors, such as blue, brown, and others, and tablecloths, bedspreads, covers, and table runners.
One of the daughters, Elvira, has moved to the community of El Bosque, 22 hours down the road from Simojovel, and will bring with her some of the typical fabrics and embroidered huipils from that area, as well as fabrics from San Andrés. Some of the best that this area has to offer will be showcased at the Fair.
Calle Hermanos Sernan #17
San Andrés Larrainzar, Chiapas
Victoria Díaz Díaz 967 138 5537 or
Moises 967 115 5012