Our first stop was San Andres, where we walked up this street for several blocks to visit the home of a family of weavers. (Illegal photo).
The weavers make their own natural dyes from a variety of plants they demonstrated. They use a blackstrap loom, meaning that the weaver has a tight harness around her back to keep the loom taut.
They make a variety of textiles such as the gorgeous ones shown here, and the ones they are wearing.
Here is a dye pot producing purple yarn.
Daniella and Judy soaked it in.
This is Carol Karasik, our guide for the day, and author of a well-known book in the textiles of Chiapas. All these photos taken with permission!
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