Jonote Weavers - Cuetzalan

Jonote Weavers

Cuetzalan, Mexico

Artisans in Group

5

Styles Made

3
Jonote Weavers - Cuetzalan
Jonote Weavers - Cuetzalan
A mother-in-law and daughter-in-law duo lead this group of women who weave Jonote baskets in Cuetzalan, Puebla. Their basketry is made using two different fibers: jonote and bejuco. Jonote is a tree fiber that is flexible and bejuco is bent to create the circular forms that the jonote is woven around.
Jonote Weavers - Cuetzalan
The artisans only harvest with respect to the lunar cycle: jonote is harvested at the new moon and bejuco is harvested during the full moon.

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