The henequen, also known as sisal or green gold, It is a natural fiber obtained from agave fourcroydes, which, It has been used by the Maya people before the arrival of the Spaniards to manufacture many different personal items as strings, ropes of many sizes and backpacks etc..
To remove the fiber sisal plant, two beams used to scrape the leaves until creamy filaments resistant consistency and hard, which "combed" to make thinner and malleable fibers, which then subsequently grouped to weave.
Present day, There machinery for facilitating this process, however, There are craftsmen who still maintain tradition.
The products we offer, are made by artisans Yucatecas community Xocchel, unique objects, created with love and colorful.
Photography: Museum Dzibilchaltún