Uekani

Mexican traditional fair trade shop

Royan, France

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Announcement    Uekani is a web space that has been created so that the families of craftsmen from indigenous communities with whom we work can promote and continue their art in order to live in a decently.

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Last updated on Nov 13, 2018

Uekani is a web space that has been created so that the families of craftsmen from indigenous communities with whom we work can promote and continue their art in order to live in a decently.

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About Uekani

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Uekani Studio

Our website www.uekani.org aims to help safeguard the ancestral traditions and cultures of the native peoples of Mexico, to expose the world to these realities that are in danger of extinction by sharing their creations and customs.

We believe that passion professions and traditions are the most beautiful things, that's why we work to make them last again and again.

We are young volunteers (filmmakers, documentalists, photographers, fashion designers, translators ...) lovers of art, history and Mexico, who use all their abilities to give back true value to traditional Mexican art.

Through our website, we share the legends and stories of these communities who wants to share their heritage with the rest of the world.
Through photographs and documentary videos we will let you know the process of crafting and the way of life of these communities.

It is important to us that people who want to buy a product from our shop, can really know who made it, where it was made and how. We seek to bring the buyer closer to the craftsman and to enhance the meticulous work of these noble artists. Every item of our shop is handmade, it is almost unique!

This project is the result of a mutual and fair agreement, so that everyone can find and be enriched in a way. We work with ecological and ethical values, so every product you find on our shop is made with natural materials, in a way that respects nature and the craftsman who designed it.

We respect craftsmen and their ancestral know-how immensely, thanks to Etsy we offer them the opportunity to have their own online shop and to touch the world with their art. Each community, being very different from others and so has its own section in our shop.

Are you sensitive to our work? You can help us continue our actions with a donation on the following link:
https://www.helloasso.com/associations/uekani/formulaires/1/en

If you want to join the Uekani adventure, have a specific question or order, do not hesitate to contact us at this address: association [!at] uekani.org
We are open to all new proposals, questions, suggestions, collaborations .. We will try to answer as quickly as possible in English, French and Spanish.

Thank you for your interest in our project and for your support, nice day to you!

The team of Uekani - Ancestral Art

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  • Komen, tisseurs de San Cristóbal de las Casas

    Creator

    Kome" is a group of 3 men from communities close to San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas. They are self-taught and have learnt their skill and trade by observing the weavers of the region, today they are making products of finesse and high quality.

  • Juana - Laguna Petej

    Creator

    Juana’s work is 100% natural, you could not do more ecologically. She raises her sheeps, cuts it then dyes it with plants and roots. She makes the thread, to set up the loom, then she can finally begin to create her piece of art.

  • Mari

    Designer

    Mari is our talented Designer of the Oxchuc Community!

  • Aurélie

    Propriétaire, Designer

    I am the president and designer of the Uekani - Art Ancestral association . Here I share with you, with great pride, the incredible wisdom and know-how of the wonderful artisans of some indigenous communities of Mexico.

  • Paz

    Maker

    Paz is one of the two talented weavers of the Zapatista community named San Andrés Larrainzar. Her bright smile shows the love she puts into her creations

  • Claudia

    Brodeuse

    Claudia comes from San Juan Chamula, her mother being from another community she did not learn to weave but she excels in the art of embroidery.

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Last updated on Apr 12, 2017

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