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About Cho'jac items

CHO'JAC ITEMS was created as an hymn to the unique art of making sophisticated net bags from cacti by the Indigenous Maya Tzotzil living in the high mountains in southern Mexico. The Cho'jac Project follows a sustainable approach across the entire value chain. The vegetable-tanned leather used for the handle of the contemporary Cho'jas is locally sourced in Germany and processed in a workshop for people with disabilities. At the same time, the concept goes beyond mere production aspects and aims at an intercultural global dialogue. The result is a "luxury object" whose aesthetics are based on a kind of social bricolage. Its value lies not in an expensive, rare material or in social prestige, but in an embodied, sustainable process thinking, which newly combines craft, social and aesthetic aspects.