Antonio Cuevas Luna was born in 1977 in a small Nahua village high in the mountains about 3 hours from the cities of Puebla & Jalapa. He lives with his mother & grand parents & it was from them he learned the family trade of cross stitch embroidery (bordada en punto de cruz). Hueyapan, Puebla, the closest village, has a co-operative of 136 active artisans, mostly female weavers. The woman accredited with forming the organization known as Tamachichihual, is Manuela Cecilia Lino who is featured in the book "Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art" pages 402-405. Antonio was chosen by the government tourism office in Puebla to represent the state in Houston at the annual International Festival featuring Mexico (2003). It was his first trip out of Puebla. spanish is his second language & Nahuatl his first, so communication was difficult & limited, but the beauty of his work spoke loudly to those who cared to listen.