We stretch out our hands and our hearts in friendship and
We are a group of Artisans of the High Land who have
united to create and organize the first Cooperative of Artisan Workers of
the High Land of Jayuya, Puerto Rico.
Our Purpose and Goals include among other things:
To group together the Artisan Class of the High Land and
Puerto Rico in order to improve socially and economically and Defend the
interests of this guild.
To offer the Artisan a managerial infra-structure that
facilitates access to local, national and international markets.
To develop and administer programs that promote the
Puerto Rican Artisan Culture in order to offer services to the community of
Jayuya and other towns: schools, organizations, visitors and tourists.
To serve as a centralized source for the purchase of
materials and tools in order to reduce operating costs for the Artisan.
To rescue the Artisan Traditions that are in danger of
To educate the members of the Cooperative in the
knowledge and practice of cooperative principles and encourage their active
participation and to direct and guide the community in cooperatives as a
means of social and economic development.
of Directors: CATTA-COOP, INC.
Nilsa Caraballo Pagan
Crucita Montero Lopez
Basilisa Mercado Acevedo
Jose V. Nuñez
What Are We Doing?
Developing and programming workshops that promote the
Puerto Rican Artisan Culture in collaboration with governmental and
Helping to educate the community, visitors and tourists
on the Indigenous, Creole, African ("Borikano") Tradition and Culture
which is reflected in the Artisan work and works of Art.
Developing improvement programs for the Artisan
Community, and the community, in coordination with cultural organizations
and other entities.
Raising the consciousness of our members and the public
in general regarding Artisan Ecology, the care and the responsibility with
nature and the environment.
We open the Artisan Shop:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and some Holidays from 11:00 a.m.
until 4:00 p.m.
We take order for Artisan work in the Cooperative and
the work is distributed between the members within those specialties.
We sell the Artisan work of the members in the Artisan
Shop in the Elpidio Collazo (Maboití) Center of Art & Culture and market our products locally, nationally and
We receive on consignment, market and sell products
from Certified Artisans (Non-Members).
What Do We
The confidence and economic support of the Municipal
Government of Jayuya, the Honorable Municipal Assembly. And the
commitment of our members to achieve our goal of being self-sufficient and
An Artisan Shop run by Artisans with a Variety of
Artisan work from Jayuya and other towns - Puerto Rican Quality and