Puebla Bags

The Artisans and the Technique
Hand-woven by Mixtec women in the towns of Zapotitlán Palmas and San Miguel Ixitlán, located in the Mexican bordering states of Guerrero, Oaxaca and Puebla, these bags are created by crisscrossing the palm leaves by hand to give the bags their shape.
Mixtec families have passed down this palm weaving technique from one generation to the next. Almost all women know how to weave. Some women learned from their parents and others learned from their grandparents.  This natural craftwork is done by cutting the palm leaves, leaving them to dry for several hours, and then slicing the leaves to form the bunches that will be used to hand-weave the bags.