Hooked on Folk Art: Las Rancheritas, a Fiber Arts Cooperative
January 12, 2020 5:40 PM Subscribe
Want to see some beautiful folk art from the central Mexican highlands? Meet Las Rancheritas, a small-scale women's cooperative from the farming village of Agustín González. Its members re-create scenes from the world around them in handmade rugs, purses, and pillows; the project has provided a sustainable stream of income and a creative outlet for these self-taught fiber artists for over a decade. Here's a video of a Las Rancheritas Rug Show in 2008 (YT; display of rugs begins just after the one-minute mark). Sister hookers in the U.S. send regular shipments of wool, and guilds in the U.S. have included rugs from Las Rancheritas in their shows and sales. The cooperative also has its own store, built loop by loop. Enjoy.