The weaver of this fabric is Francisca Guarchaj Rosario from the community Nuevo Chuicutama, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán. Francisca is the mother of 3 children and became a part of CMA 8 years ago. She is a very talented embroider and weaver with the backstrap loom and can knit a cushion in just 12 days.
This design is called cumatzim. The rhombus shapes embody the four cardinal directions of the universe (north, east, south, and west), while the colors illustrate the autumn season. This design is a representation of the nawal, or guardian spirit, Ajpu - Luz. This is a spirit of light and is symbolic of the Grandfather Sun. It means forehand, hunter, shooter, and walker. The artist of this design is Maria Guachiac Carrillo, from the Xeabaj II community, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán. She is a single mother of her 16 year old daughter and has been involved with AMA-PIXAN for over 13 years....
Yesmi Ajanel is our marketing director! She is in charge of verifying that all of the production of fabrics is in order.
We are producing the new home decor collection with the fabric Chuicutama Flor de Cruzeta.