Casa Bonampak is a family run business that specializes in promoting Mexican folk art and preserving cultural traditions. They carry products made by indigenous artisans from the state of Chiapas and Central Mexico, and in return are paid living wages. Casa Bonampak’s mission is to provide the global community with the highest quality of handmade Mexican folk art, while educating consumers about the difficulties facing small-scale producers, and the importance of purchasing fairly traded products.
Their banners are handcut, using cutting chisels and a top pattern as a guide. Although tissue paper was originally brought to Europe from China and then introduced to Nueva Espana New Spain the indigenous people of Mexico had already been using hand made paper Amatl (from tree bark), along with the tradition of cut decorative and ceremonial images for centuries.
Their Judaica products include a line of papel picado (paper cut) banners.
Casa Bonampak is a member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Casa Bonampak wholesales their products, provides on-line purchasing, and has a store in San Francisco, CA
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