Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Taller Leñateros

I discovered this beauty in San Cristobal de las Casas, Taller Leñateros is a beautiful print workshop founded by the poet Amber Past. All the papers they use are 'hecho mano' - handmade using old techniques and the prints they have made are naive beautiful and strong. Hidden away on the back streets of the city i can't explain how excited i was when i found this little gem. They let me in, even with my limited spanish and allowed me to wonder about at will. 

The majority of the works that they produce are books and cards made with the intention of sharing the ancient poetry and prose of the maya women. Theres more about their work and places to buy it here

This is just one of many beautiful woodcut, wheat paste, fly posted images all over the city. 
After writing my dissertation on the Mexican woodcuts of over 100 years ago, seeing the woodcut technique still utilised prolific here is bloody wicked.