Jaunt Mexico loves to promote local projects that help enhance the different cultures and realities that surround us. We, together with Sofia Botas, bring you this article so you may read something new and exciting.
Craft and Breakfast is a digital platform that connects artisans with agents of change, living the craft from the root, it connects two different cultures at one table. With this network, you will feel like a local artisan for a day. We are going to talk about the experience as it is.
You’ll start the day by going to the artisan’s workshops, most of them are in their own houses. You will follow the artisan’s regular routine; it could be from breakfast with the entire family or outdoors breakfast depending on the artisan you visit. They will prepare for you the meal they usually have with the respective and perfect local taste. The day will follow with a small tour to the artisan’s favourite spot of their town, or cute places nearby where they get their inspiration from or just to share with you a little part of their essence. You’ll head back to the workshop as an authentic local. Rides include public transport, walking, or cycling. You start developing your own craftwork from scratch with the wise advice of the craftsman’s heritage. Then, you will go back home with a piece of a new culture and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Sounds like a pretty interesting experience but it goes beyond that. You'll hear the life stories that accompany a single piece of art that you purchase mostly because of how it looks, but it's important for us to sense it, and feel the historical vibes that are embodied in the details. With Craft and Breakfast, you'll awake a new perspective of how things take place in a local market.
Sofia Botas told us about her experience, which could be summed up in one sentence.
"You see in their hands the wear and tear that builds over the years, cuts in their hands because of exploring new techniques to produce their pieces, but most importantly you see a tradition that they seek to share with their customers.”
Jaunt Mexico gives you the opportunity to live this type of day to find yourself in a local workshop, with local food, having a deep and local conversation, within local hands who will teach you the importance of details in undervalued art pieces. Just like Craft and Breakfast, we look for consciousness to eradicate the haggling of history and essence. Because we guarantee that, after this experience full of substantive talks and professionalism, you won't visit a local market with the same eyes, you will start appreciating each technique full of life.
If you are up for a life-changing experience like Sofia was, don’t forget to ask for it in your jaunt itinerary and get to know the different stories of artisans like Saúl, Jesús, Adelaido, Pedro, Narciso, and Álvaro that will change the meaning of a real conversation.