Our Artisans

The heart of Cojolya and the people behind every product.

The artisans who create our products are the heart of the Cojolya Association, and our distinctly local, multi-generational nature has built relationships rooted in trust. Each piece we sell comes tagged with the name of the artisan who created it, which we hope inspires a sense of togetherness in both our consumers and producers. Tz'utujil Maya women's fierce stories of strength are a daily inspiration to our Association. Scroll below to see the people who make it all happen.

Petronila Sapalú Pop
Petronila Sapalú Pop

Weaver/Tejedora

María Sosof Ixbalán
María Sosof Ixbalán

Master Weaver / Maestra de Tejidos

Mercedes Cúa Petzey
Mercedes Cúa Petzey

Weaver / Tejedora

Andrea Sicay Mesía
Andrea Sicay Mesía

Warper and Weaver / Urdidora y Tejedora

María Tiney Sosof
María Tiney Sosof

Weaver / Tejedora

Magdalena Reanda Pacach
Magdalena Reanda Pacach

Warper and Weaver / Urdidora y Tejedora

Andrea Reanda
Andrea Reanda

Embroider / Bordadora

Dolores Quinac Petzey
Dolores Quinac Petzey

Weaver / Tejedora

Juana Mendoza
Juana Mendoza

Weaver / Tejedora

Josefa Pablo
Josefa Pablo

Weaver / Tejedora

Catarina Reanda
Catarina Reanda

Weaver / Tejedora

Catalina Reanda Quiejú
Catalina Reanda Quiejú

Weaver / Tejedora

Dolores Reanda
Dolores Reanda

Weaver / Tejedora

Rosario Ixtetelá English
Rosario Ixtetelá English

Weaver / Tejedora

Magdalena Ixtetelá Tzina
Magdalena Ixtetelá Tzina

Weaver / Tejedora

María Reanda Coché
María Reanda Coché

Weaver / Tejedora

Nicolasa Rujuch Reanda English
Nicolasa Rujuch Reanda English

Weaver / Tejedora

Juana Chavajay
Juana Chavajay

Weaver / Tejedora

Salvador Pablo
Salvador Pablo

Tailor/Confeccionista

Carmen Quievac
Carmen Quievac

Weaver / Tejedora

Candis Ramirez Chavajay
Candis Ramirez Chavajay

Embroiderer / Bordadora

Antonio Ramírez
Antonio Ramírez

Founder and Director of Production

Marcela Ixbalán Sosof
Marcela Ixbalán Sosof

Weaver / Tejedora

Brenda Mendoza
Brenda Mendoza

Weaver / Tejedora