Reed Basketmaking in Tequisquiapan,
Querétaro, Mexico

Weaving materials are soaked to make them pliable.


The reed is inserted into a wooden base, then the sides are woven.

Some baskets are woven over a wooden mold.

Salvador Mejía Peña makes furniture (notice the elephant table-base in back) and other sculptural pieces. He incorporates a metal frame into very large pieces, like this suspended chair.

For more information about Salvador or his work, you can contact him at: 
Calle Zaragoza S/N/, Barrio La Magdalena, Tequisquiapan, Querétaro, México, 
Telephone from the United States: 011-52-427-328-61

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