The Bush-Diablo Dolls appeared in San Cristobal's Mercado Santo Domingo immediatly following the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election.
All of the Bush-Diablo Dolls are handmade by women of Chamulan heritage.
Most of the women have been displaced from their native lands by violence and religious persecution. They currently live in illegal settlements surrounding
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. The craftswomen speak Tzotzil, a Mayan dialaect, and some Spanish. The dolls are made using ancient
techiques of weaving, dying, and felting. |