MEXICAN BROCADE [brō-kād]
Lark sources Mexican brocade from an artist cooperative dedicated to preserving Mayan traditions. “They are leaders in their community, employing more than 500 people. They contribute to the education system and the healthcare system,” she says.
Although several miles from the epicenter, the co-op was damaged in 2017 by the devastating Mexico City earthquake.
The co-op’s artists possess a strong commitment to excellence. “The work of these artists is meticulous,” Lark says. “It’s the softest cotton and the most beautiful linen I have ever seen. The colors are gorgeous.”