Socorro is the other artisan we work with. Socorro has broken with tradition by taking care of the rebozo business in her family. Although it is her brothers who make the rebozos, Socorro is involved in the process from the beginning and unlike other women, she doesn’t work as an artisan tying the knots on the fringes of a rebozo.
Her story is similar to Adolfo’s, the difference being that it was her mother who – again breaking with tradition – made rebozos. That’s how since being a little girl, she started working on rolling the cotton and then learning all the process.
And the story repeats itself – her children, the younger generation – don’t want to learn the trade and carry on making rebozos.
Doña Socorro has sold her work through Fomento Cultural Banamex and had exhibitions at the Franz Mayer Museum.