Participant Portfolios / Momposino Depression

Anilis María Meza Tous

hammock maker and textile weaver, Mompox

Anilis María Meza is a hammock weaver from Morroa, a town famous for its colorful, wide, cotton hammocks woven on a vertical loom. Weaving is a trade primarily practiced by women, and Anilis learned it from her mother. Now her work contributes to the household income.

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Anilis María Meza Tous
Anilis María Meza Tous

Analis Maria Meza Tous smiles for the camera next to her loom.
Photo by Cristina Díaz-Carrera, Smithsonian Institution