Baltazar

Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, Baltazar and his wife Fabiola weave bags from palm and synthetic palm for a living. They work and sell their craft in Mexico City on the side of the road. Together they are raising their 3-year-old daughter.  Baltazar’s family has been weaving palm for 20 years.  Fabiola and Baltazar try to support people from Baltazar’s birthplace who have lesser opportunities by buying their material from them instead of commercially in the city where they could find it cheaper.

Aside form being a weaver; Baltazar also plays in a band he formed with his cousins. They play contemporary music at events, and they also do the traditional chinelos performances.

He is currently trying to teach his wife his native dialect of Mixteco.

Baltazar is a sweet, funny and kind man, with many hopes and dreams.