Los Leñateros Studio

Los Leñateros has been operating as a papermaking, printmaking, and artist books cooperative studio and store for over 25 years.  The books feature original art, stories, and poetry.


La Jícara (The Gourd) is a literary codex that the cooperative produces as a series.


To produce the paper, natural plant fibers are cooked and rinsed, then blended with recycled paper.


The paper pulp is then cast in molds or pressed onto metal sheets and dried in the sun.


The handmade paper is transformed into colorful posters, cards, and books with silk screens and relief-blocks.

The cooperative also provides classes in papermaking, natural dyes, book arts, and screen and relief printing. For more information, please contact Munda Toston or Ambar Past at:

Taller de los Leñateros
Flavio A. Paniagua #54
San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Phone from the United States: 011-52-967-678-5174


Margarita Orozco, Papermaker   
Maya Reproductions   
Capelo, Ceramist   
Ceramist, Angelica Escarcega Rodriguez
Ceramist, José Luis Méndez Ortega
Guevara Ceramics
Tecpatl Ceramics
Cane baskets
Jeweler, Francisco Garcia Guevara
ARTCERA wax figures of Salamanca, Guanajuato
Betancourt Icons of Celaya, Guanajuato
Gobelin tapestry weaving in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato
Ikat foot-loom woven shawls of Moroleon and Uriangato, Guanajuato
Wood carver, Fernando Giron Pantoja, of Apaseo el Alto, Guanajuato  

Hand printing in China 
Japanese Washi 
Offset lithography  
Adinkra in Ntonso, Ghana
Ashanti Kente Weaving in Bonwire, Ghana
Ashanti Kente Weaving in Adawomase, Ghana
Ewe Kente Cloth Weaving in Denu, Ghana 
Painting and Baskets of Sirigu, Ghana   

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Web page, some photographs, and text by Carol Ventura.