Telar Handbags

Telar Handbags~ Our Telar Handbags are made by Otomi and Mayan communities in the center and south of Mexico. They are made with cotton threads using a back strap loom. First, the artisans make thread balls using a wooden warper. Then, they move the thread balls to a wooden loom and set thread by thread on it until it is tight. Afterwards, the artisans begin weaving the fabric using a back strap loom, held on one side from the wooden loom and on the other side by their waste. Then, the artisans confection the long strap of fabric into handbags. Finally, they embroider the nature designs on the fabric, stitch by stitch.