Hermanas Lu'um

Somos una cooperativa de mujeres indigenas continuando el conocimiento ancestral del telar de cintura maya.
Guest artists for the Maya exhibit and the Natural History Museum

We use natural dyes to color our yarn and string.

This pink comes from onion peels. 

Some times we have to buy comercial cotton strings, specially if we want bright colors. 
This textile was dyed with spinach, black beans, oak tree bark, and onion peels.