María & Lucia López López

Wool animales

Calle Galilea 29, Nueva Esperanza
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas
Cell 967 124 4916 uses Whatsapp

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Maria López López was born in Chamula and moved to San Cristóbal de las Casas when she was 10. In the 1970s, many of people who converted from Catholicism to various evangelical religions were forced to leave their communities — approximately 45 000 people from various municipalities came to settle in areas around San Cristóbal de las Casas and formed new colonias.

The women of Chamula traditionally made rag dolls. They began making Zapatista dolls with horses in the early 90s and were also making stuffed wool animals using the heavy wool tunics the men wear in Chamula, known as the chuj. The tunics were made in white and black and sometimes of the natural color wool. The animals are assembled and then stuffed very tightly with fiberfill — some are embroidered. Maria López López has five children and is passing on her skills to all of her family.

In the early 2000s, Maria learned some new patterns from a friend and started making ornate and fun animals. All are embroidered with bright acrylic thread, the manes and tails of the animals are very bushy and long. They are sold in very few stores and can easily be recognized as Maria’s work due to their quality and designs —unlike most animals found in the Santo Domingo market. She makes three sizes: the smaller ones are about 4 to 6 inches; the medium ones about 20 inches and the large ones can reach 28 inches.


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La Feria no asume ninguna responsabilidad por cualquier venta realizada a través del uso de nuestro sitio web. Las transacciones deben realizarse entre el comprador y el artesano directamente. En el caso de que surja un problema de idioma, en el que el comprador y/o el artesano necesiten ayuda, la Feria se reserva el derecho de acordar la asistencia para facilitar la venta. La información publicada en el sitio web de la Feria ha sido proporcionada por los artesanos y ha sido verificada de la mejor manera posible, sin embargo, no podemos garantizar que no haya errores o equivocaciones. Cuando se trata de artesanos, por favor, tenga paciencia. Además, le recomendamos que utilice los mensajes de texto de WhatsApp, ya que esto agilizará enormemente el proceso de la venta, ya que la mayoría de los artesanos no utilizan el correo electrónico.


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