Amaya rebozo fringes knotted by hand
Emma rebozo woven on pedal loom
Javier's family built pedal weaving
"We weave our emotions, family life and history into the design and colours. I like the craftsmanship. The rebozo is much more than a piece of fabric. When we make a garment, we impregnate our feelings, our knowledge. You can see it in the different designs and in the colours when they are finished".
- Carlos, artisan
"The rebozo, its tradition and meaning, is very beautiful, maybe as time goes by you forget to appreciate what you have at the moment, but having tried other line of industries and other things, I appreciate my craft, also when I think of all the life experience I have".
- Javier, artisan
FAMILY TRADITION AND GENDER EQUALITY
Behind every rebozo, there is a person, a pair of hands and a story to be told. Our rebozos are woven on a traditional pedal loom and it takes between 1 to 3 days to weave a rebozo.
One rebozo is made by an entire family, where both men and women are involved in the process. Men weave the rebozo while women weave/tie the endings of the rebozo with their hands. It is a team effort where there is gender equality.
Throughout the centuries and until today, each state in Mexico has its craft, its shawl (rebozo), its drawing and design. The different artisans differ through their creations and rebozo's textures and threads.