Stitch & Loom is honored to partner with such talented artisans and we love to highlight individual weavers. Your Stitch & Loom rug was not made by a machine, it was made by hand, with love and care by master weavers, who have honed a craft spanning 1000 years.
With that, we're honored to be teaming up with Yanet Bazan. Although she has only been weaving for two years since she graduated college, her talent and weaving capabilities are undeniable. She learned to weave from her mother, Enedina, another Stitch & Loom weaver.
She loves the tradition of weaving because of its connection with the natural world. She is so grateful the weavers continue using indigenous plants to create the color dyes. She particularly enjoys going to the river with her mother Enedina to wash the freshly dyed yarn. It gives her a sense of serenity and connectedness with the earth.
In 2016, we had the honor of attending Yanet's wedding to Manual Lazo Martinez, another fellow Stitch & Loom weaver. The wedding was an incredible experience, where we observed how strong the community of Teotitlan Del Valle is. Everyone in the village contributed in some way to the wedding, whether it was cooking the amazing food, performing mariachi ballads at the church, or pouring the mezcal at breakfast. The selflessness of the community inspired us immensely, and made us realize how much us westerners can learn from indigenous cultures.
We are proud to call Yanet a partner in our business and we hope that you will find joy and meaning in the rugs she meticulously weaves. The profits she receives from her work will go to investing in appliances for her new home with Manual.