Total loan: $1,500


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Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico / Arts

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A loan helped to buy bulk quantities of cotton.

Carmen's story

Carmen is a weaver from Mexico who specializes in Zapotec accessories. She would like to purchase bulk quantities of cotton. Carmen has been selling through NOVICA since 2012. This is her story: I was born in the weaving village of Teotitlan del Valle, I specialize in creating accessories on the traditional loom. My parents taught me how to weave when I was 15 years old, and the first piece I worked on was a rebozo shawl, which I gave to my mother as a Mother's Day gift. I've been weaving since the 1980's, and in 2002 I started my own workshop where I specialize in shawls and bedspreads. The most challenging aspect of starting on my own was having a place where I could exhibit my creations. I am very thankful and excited about this opportunity, as it will allow me to expand by business and share new creations with the world. Use the link below to view Carmen's Zapotec woven cotton apparel and accessories on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/8586">http://www.novica.com/kiva/8586