The traditional amate art they create together not only helps provide them with the income they need for their family of six to be financially independent, but it also helps create jobs for other families in their community.
Maribel and Jorge live in an area of extreme poverty where safe sustainable jobs with fair wages, especially for women, are scarce.
One recent customer and art enthusiast recently described the couple’s success in carrying on their families’ Artisan traditions, “they’ve been dominating their craft.”
While Maribel and Jorge have excelled in their craft, they have a greater mission at the heart of their business. Each piece of Sunburst Amate Art involves twelve Artisans to complete the entire process from start to finish. Every purchase of their Sunburst Amate Art impacts three families in their community with vital income to secure food, clothing, and shelter, as their local economy continues to prove unpredictable and undependable due to recent declines in travel and tourism. Their art is an expression of their ancient culture, their personal talents, and their love for the people in their community.