Taller Leñateros (Calle Flavio A. Paniagua 54 at Calle Huixtla, tel. 967/678-5174, www.tallerlenateros.com . 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Sat.; gift shop at Real de Guadalupe 13, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Sat.) is an award-winning collective of Maya artisans who create remarkable handmade paper products out of everything from flower petals and moss to rags and recycled paper. (The collective’s name is Spanish for Woodlanders’ Workshop.)
Their creations include cards, journals, and beautiful hand-bound art and poetry books; all make great gifts and keepsakes, and can be purchased at the workshop itself or at a new gift shop near the zócalo.
Visitors can take a short tour of the workshop (9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Sat.) to see the various processes—many experimental—used by the artists there. The collective was founded in 1975 by American book-maker Ambar Past, who continues to help guide its work.