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.
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.
Laurene on Mar 21, 20195 out of 5 stars
Beautifully crafted bag.....colors are vibrant, handles are sturdy, size is perfect for the beach. I can't wait to use it!
Ana Margarida on Oct 22, 20185 out of 5 stars
Amazing bag, it’s really beautiful and it’s amazing to know that it was handcrafted, makes it extra special The colour combination is incredible, and it does feel very sturdy and solid The seller is also pretty communicative and responsive, cannot recommend them enough, both for their beautiful products and for their care
Jn on Sep 18, 20185 out of 5 stars
Love this bag! Colors are vibrant and fun. Have used it and enjoyed the style and roomy size - when you need it! Workmanship is wonderful- highly recommend!
ronitabir on Jan 2, 20185 out of 5 stars
This is a custom designed huipil with different colours royal blue and grass green. The combination is magnificent and in between the stripes are small yellow stripes. It took a relatively long time to arrive but it was worthwhile! This is charity project and it is important to buy things from this shop for the poor people in the area. I also got a very nice gift of a little chick. This is the second huipil I bought from this shop but it is so much nicer than the first one and length as required. Orelie from the shop studied fashoin design and knows what she is doing, especially with an excellent weaver. I think the shop should put on sale display the beautiful huipil they made for me.
ronitabir on Oct 19, 20174 out of 5 stars
It was a custom ordered blouse. I like this style of huilpil and did not see such a combination of colours. This is a charity project which makes it very important to buy from, as the artisants are very poor. Orelie who heads the shop, studied fashoin design in France. She sent me very professional sketches and I put the measurments I wanted. She insisted that only her top weaver will do the job and the lady had lots of personal problems, so it took a long long time. The problem was that the weaver did not follow the length and I received an huilpil that was 2'' shorter than the minimum I requested. Now I am waiting for turquize material from the shop, so my dress maker can make the huilpil longer. On the whole they are very polite and want to please customers and it is important to help such projects
Caro on Dec 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
The calendar is superb and of excellent quality. The photos are beautiful. I will offer it to my daughter who went to Mexico for 3 months and I already know that she will like it a lot. Thank you for the speed of sending. Beautiful end-of-year celebrations.
florancemichel23 on Jul 13, 20175 out of 5 stars
The canvas is beautiful and very pleasant to the touch. I am very proud to have offered this beautiful tablecloth for a family where children can discover that Mexican women have worked hard to make this book and that it has crossed continents avoiding those who think only of their profits. It's thanks to Aurélie: THANK YOU very much.
Elisabeth on Jun 28, 20175 out of 5 stars
I'm absolutely delighted with my scarf. The colors are splendid. The fabric is soft and impeccably woven: regular and smooth. It's a very, very good job. Thank you and congratulations to Mari and Esther. In addition the communication with Aurélie was very pleasant. You can feel the passion put into this project. Congratulations again! Elisabeth
soniasonnet1 on May 22, 20175 out of 5 stars
Very beautiful cushions that we see that it is really a handmade work. The colors are superb and harmonize my restaurant perfectly. I highly recommend Casa Tuukul to have fun in anetic, ecological way and with quality products! Thank you!
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:
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
Komen, tisseurs de San Cristóbal de las Casas
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
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 is our talented Designer of the Oxchuc Community!
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 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 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.