TEIXCHEL stands for Tejidos Ecológicos de Ixchel. Ixchel was the first weaver, our mother. We weave as a reminder of who we are as women and as a reminder of our futures and pasts. This is why we weave exclusively with nontoxic ecodyes and natural dyes, because our land is not only ours, but that of the generations to come.
Who We Are
Our association consists of weavers from San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala. Many are single mothers or widows and support their families through weaving.
At TEIXCHEL we do not only weave because it sustains us economically, but we weave because it is our culture. The knowledge of why we as Maya weave and what it means has diminished dramatically and we hope, through our work, to revive the culture and tradition of weaving with every product we create and sell to you!
To keep alive and vibrant the weaving culture of our community and share it with outsiders who come to our town and are interested in the work of our artisans. We maintain the ancestral art so it is not lost. The colors used are those that have been used for generations, as is the process for creating the work. We strive to create a high quality product that reflects a cross between tradition and contemporary design.
To be a competitive organization which develops and transmits the ancestral knowledge of production and sales of ecological weavings. To produce high quality products which satisfy both national and international clients while bettering the well being, economically and communaly, of the associates.