Cuetzalan, Mexico

Jonote Weavers

Artisans In Group


Styles Made


In Cuetzalan, a small town in the state of Puebla, Mexico, we work with a mother and daughter-in-law duo. Together, they lead a group of women artisans who hand weave baskets using Jonote, tree fiber, and Bejuco, flexible wood.

The Bejuco is bent to create a frame for the jonote to be woven around. The artisans harvest with respect to the lunar cycle: jonote is harvested at the new moon and bejuco is harvested during the full moon.