Tubil Anzetik

Amparo Robles’ products identified with the brand Tubil Anzetik are made in foot pedal looms by artisans from Zinacantán, Chiapas, who have years of experience in textile production. The company was founded in 2004 by Amparo, due to her interest for the textile industry and the great work made by artisans from the region. The cultural richness of the Highlands of Chiapas is represented by its beautiful textiles, which at the same time represent the cultural heritage of indigenous towns as true cultural resistance. Within the culture, centuries of ancestral knowledge passed from generation to generation is represented. The last track of feather art in Mexico is located in Zinacantán. It is found wedding dresses, which is the result of a blood alliance between Mayans and Aztecs. Textiles have details that represent a part of the conceptual universe of pre-Hispanic origin. Floral and anthropomorphous motifs combined to create a unique and special meaning. This amazing work is exclusive for women, who at the age of 12 or 13 they start using a foot pedal loom. In the past, weaving’s only purpose was to dress the family and saints, however, currently it has become a very important economic activity for some families.