April 6, 2024
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From Tradition to Innovation: Tulum’s Artisans

TULUM, Mexico – In a significant stride towards fostering local artisans and bolstering economic development in the region, the first Artisan Corridor in Tulum was officially inaugurated. This initiative aims to provide a dedicated space for artisans to promote, produce, and sell their unique creations. Karla Almanza López, the head of the Secretariat of Economic Development (SEDE), made this announcement, emphasizing the collaborative nature of this endeavor.

“This collaborative effort is born out of the framework of the New Pact for the Well-being and Development of Quintana Roo, championed by Governor Mara Lezama, with the goal of building a brighter future, alleviating poverty, and ultimately overcoming the social and economic constraints that have held us back,” stated SEDE’s head.

She went on to explain that the Tulum Artisan Corridor is a testament to their commitment to bringing social justice to the Mayan communities in the state. Notably, 88 percent of the artisan registry faces various challenges, such as acquiring materials and marketing their products. Additionally, this project materialized with a substantial investment of 400,000 pesos from the Federal Government, specifically allocated for the enhancement of four workshops.

This development will directly benefit 24 artisanal individuals from the communities of Manuel Antonio Ay, Francisco Uh May, and Macario Gómez in the municipality of Tulum. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was presided over by Karla Almanza, Director-General of FONART, Emma Yanes Rizo, Tulum’s municipal president, Diego Castañón Trejo, and numerous artisans representing various communities.

From Tradition to Innovation: Tulum's Artisans

This initiative aligns perfectly with the New Pact for the Well-being and Development of Quintana Roo, spearheaded by Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa, promising to transform the lives of Quintana Roo’s residents and uplift those who are less privileged.

In this new Artisan Corridor, a world of possibilities has opened up for local artisans. With a dedicated space for showcasing their talents and selling their wares, these individuals are poised to achieve greater economic stability and an enhanced quality of life. The commitment of the government and the collaborative efforts of all involved represent a beacon of hope for the artistic community in Tulum. This endeavor is not just about commerce; it’s about celebrating and preserving the rich traditions and unique craftsmanship that define this region.

From Tradition to Innovation: Tulum's Artisans

The artisanal communities in Tulum have faced various challenges over the years, from accessing quality materials to finding a market for their products. This new initiative addresses these issues directly, providing them with the necessary resources and platform to thrive. With an investment of 400,000 pesos from the Federal Government, this project will significantly improve four artisan workshops, ensuring that they are equipped to produce high-quality goods.

It’s not just a financial investment; it’s a commitment to the well-being of the community. The benefits will be felt directly by 24 artisans from Manuel Antonio Ay, Francisco Uh May, and Macario Gómez. These individuals are the heart and soul of Tulum’s artisanal culture, and this initiative recognizes their importance.

From Tradition to Innovation: Tulum's Artisans

The inauguration ceremony was a momentous occasion, with key figures from the government and artisan community coming together to celebrate this significant step towards a brighter future. The ribbon-cutting, led by Karla Almanza, Director-General Emma Yanes Rizo, and Municipal President Diego Castañón Trejo, marked the official beginning of a new era for Tulum’s artisans.

This initiative is part of the broader vision of Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa, encapsulated in the New Pact for the Well-being and Development of Quintana Roo. This visionary plan is committed to uplifting the less privileged and ensuring the well-being and development of all residents of the state. With the Artisan Corridor in Tulum, we see this vision taking shape, one artisan at a time.


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