The Flowers of Peña Blanca is a group of weavers that formed in 2015. The women have been weaving since they were young girls. They weave on a backstrap loom and also are skilled at ikat dyeing. The women make traditional blouses that they sell in the market. They also make traditional woven belts with embroidery. The women are stay at home mothers and are responsible for cooking and cleaning in their homes. They weave when they have time available. Some of the women weave between 8am and 11am and 2pm-6pm. If they have a lot of work, they often continue weaving after dinner. Their goal with their weaving is to have some income to be able to pay for their children’s education and other necessary expenses for their families.
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