Francisco and his family, originally from
Todos Santos, now live in Panajacel and sew wonderful bags and purses
from older textiles for tourists. Above in 2007 he is surrounded
by his two married daughters, son and grandchildren. Sadly missing
is his wife who passed away in 2005 after a sudden illness.
Francisco is always working behind his
sewing machine from early morning until late at night when his shop
closes. In a rare photo above I caught him resting, The unusual
picture brought many chuckles.
Francisco's daughter and her husband make
some of Terra Experience's Doll Huipils and also beaded jewelery.
Candelaria and her family are also from
Todos Santos and live in Panajacel. Terra Experience buys products
that they make as well as used Todos Santos Huipils from them.