Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya
Actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia has spent years seeking out old-world charms hidden in far flung corners of the globe. Amid the colorful grand haciendas of the Yucatan Peninsula, he discovers a land lost in time and women learning ancient crafts.
Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya, group of seven workshops, each focused on a different technique—including embroidery, metalwork, filigree, and henequen. Together, its artisans have revived centuries-old handicraft techniques like corchado spinning and jipi-japa weaving, and we spend the day braiding baskets, hammering silver, and crossstitching linen with the 17 women who run the co-op.