Santiago Atitlán is a modern day Maya city full of color, indigenous resilience, and a dynamic contrast between lakeside solitude and the cacophony of the mercado. Our Pueblo collection draws from the surrounding tin roofs and bright walls, the calls of fruit vendors, and the sounds of women’s hands clapping as they make tortillas to echo our pueblo’s gritty spirit. Cojolya’s women weavers channel the strength of their foremothers and the intricate beauty of their sisters’ traditional garments to create a woven portrait of their home all in our embroidery and brocade. Pueblo is a testament to how Santiago Atitlán’s weavers only need to look outside their window to continue reimagining the rich cultural heritage of the Tz’utujil people through textile art.
Unlike past collections, Pueblo is organized according to four “familias” that draw upon four different sources of local inspiration for each print. This means you can have a coin purse, a small shoulder bag, a clutch, and a tote for the complete narrative of one print, or you can mix and match each family of products--each their own snapshot celebrating what makes our Pueblo so special.