Paula García Peralta – Masterweaver
Artisan & Master basket weaver
Subtle colour palette
Paula is 62 years old and lives in the village of San Luis Amatlán with her husband. This is where she was raised and where she raised her own three children.
She was taught to weave by her grandmother when she was just 9 years old and nowadays, Paula particularly enjoys making small baskets that can be used to keep things like loose change and pairs of glasses from going astray.
Paula specialises in creating stunning baskets in muted colours like grey and black, which gives her baskets a really modern and elegant look. This subtle colour palette brings a sense of calm to any room and helps our baskets harmonise with other accent colours.
When she’s not weaving extraordinary baskets, Paula spends her time looking after her chickens and tucking into her favourite food, nopales asados – delicious grilled cactus leaves.
One of Paula’s daughters also has a thriving business making mezcal, which is an alcoholic spirit made from cactus plants. But watch out, this tasty drink is also very, very strong!