Heirlooms in the Making: The Backstrap Textiles of Rosa
Weaving Magic Since 1920: Cotton Textiles by the Mendez Family
For generations, the women in Rosa's family have been creating handwoven wool textiles using natural undyed wool, which they card, spin and weave with incredible skill on backstrap looms in Chiapas, Mexico.
Emiliano Mendez, the family patriarch, and his wife of 54 years, Delfina, strive to produce innovative new designs on a yearly basis, along with the help of their immediate and extended family. The family are regularly chosen to participate in a host of exhibitions, and have won awards for their textile work that has helped to grow their recognition across Mexico and beyond.