Let’s Rescue Talpa’s unique craft

The chilte craft is unique in Talpa de Allende, Jalisco. The traditional technique is getting lost with new generations.

Asociación de Amigos del MAP A.C.

Arts and Culture

Our story

Chilte craft, very similar to gum, is a unique craft in Talpa de Allende, Jalisco, and it’s getting lost with new generations because young people are not interested in making crafts.

We want to rescue the traditional chilte technique, to strengthen the quality and enhance its commercialization to ensure the well-being of the artisans who live from this craft.

We want to give one year of workshops where artisans and young artisans retake and learn the traditional technique of chilte craft. With donations, we can provide the workshops with materials and ensure the payment of the artisan masters.

The quality of chilte crafts would increase and there will be more demand for these artworks.

It’s important that our crafts and their quality are not lost as they are an example of our traditions, which are an essential part of our identity


The Friends of the MAP A.C. Association in its 13 years has accomplished multiple events and projects in order to spread and impulse the valorization of the Mexican artisan work and the appreciation of the popular art at the national and international levels, and support the Popular At Museum in Mexico City.

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