Most of the products are made by passionate indigenous women, who give themselves with full heart and great imagination to create beautiful art pieces that represent the cultural richness of our state. All of these artistic expressions are made in first place to fulfill the daily and ceremonial needs of the producing towns. Chiapas has a great diversity of raw materials like minerals, wood and different kinds of clays, this is a reason why is one of the main producers of handmade products in Mexico. Indigenous people have to overcome different challenges such as the disappearance of raw materials, the competitionto industrial products and few opportunities to market their products. Chinese handicrafts have affected the business of Mexican artisans up to a 50%.

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