At My Nawal we are committed to a project that contributes its grain of sand to the
And to sustainable development. We strive for an environmentally environmentally friendly production. That's why we use materials that minimise their impact. minimise their impact. Behind every product there is a long and complex process that is steeped in tradition and that modern technology has not touched. that modern technology has not touched. The techniques used to make the textiles are ancestral techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation and that form part of the heritage of the are part of the heritage of the people.
DISCOVER THE PROCESS
OF THE OAXACA BAGS
Carpets woven on a foot-loom by artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico.
ON THE CARPETS
Symbols of different sizes are woven to represent the customs and traditions of the area.
The manufacturing process of the fabrics we use for the bags is handmade from start to finish.
Made by a community of different families whose main source of work and income comes from weaving traditional carpets in their village.
It is sheared by our craftsmen from their own sheep and dyed naturally. Each weaving process takes several days of detailed work.
Once we receive the fabrics in Spain, we send them to the leather goods workshops we work with for the final production of the bags.
We fuse the traditional craftsmanship of a Mexican village with the art of leather working in Spain.
Get a closer look at the process of
Dresses hand-embroidered by a community of women living in a small village in the state of Puebla, Mexico.
They combine the care of their families with the elaboration of these dresses, thus promoting the preservation of their culture and traditions. They are in charge of bringing these Mexican dresses to life from start to finish.
are responsible for choosing the best quality fabrics.
Afterwards, they stamp the designs that will serve as guides to embroider each of the flowers that fill these folkloric dresses with colour.
Each embroidery is made according to the inspiration of its weaver, so the colours of the threads may vary from one to another.
KNOW THE PROCESS OF OUR
OUR CAMERA STRAPS
ARE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS
depending on the technique used to make the sash. Once finished, the sashes are collected by the coordinator of the weavers' community and transported to the workshop, where they are lined on the back with "corte" fabric (traditional skirt) and finished with leather. where they are lined on the back with "corte" fabric (traditional skirt) and leather trimmings are added.
- It is one of the most common techniques in Guatemala.
- The loom is tied to a sturdy pillar and also to the waist of the craftswoman.
- The threads are stretched vertically (warp), determining the width of the fabric, and are interwoven with other threads crossed at right angles (weft).
- This fabric is joined to a wooden slat which the weaver presses tightly to her.
- Thus, thread by thread, the design is formed according to the creativity and skill of each woman, always influenced by her Mayan traditions related to the world of nature.
- First, the loom to be used is attached to two poles.
- Little by little, the threads are woven together to form a solid foundation.
- The materials used are generally cotton yarns, black or black and white striped.
- The technique of hand embroidery begins on this basis.
- The weavers combine group and individual work, combining it with family and day-to-day tasks.
- All embroideries are inspired by the traditions and customs of the region to which they belong, always including Mayan symbols related to nature.
- Each sash is unique because it is embroidered according to the weaver's inspiration.