Artisans

“A piece that is created, a thread that looms to connect with noble fibers. Colors that emerge from the depths of inspiration.
Fusion of past and future, of traditions and innovation, of art and dreams. four women who join together, who come together, who meet themselves.

Sandra is anchored in the fertility of Mother Earth, and takes from her the generosity through the leaf of corn. A product that is present in our culture since ancient times.
Majo takes us into the future. Her creations are the heart of what is coming, the materiality that takes shape from the technique. Technology at the service of art.

Sandra and Majo complement each other in their ideals: what is, what has been and what will be.
Simone manipulates and maneuvers from the strands. She unravels the secrets of one of the lost traditions of our people, the embroidery of buttons. The delicacy of the detail.

The seamstresses guard the nobility of the capazos. In them, it rests the shelter and care of the interior of the product.”

Materialities

Ñocha

Ñocha is a southern Chile’s native plant that gives thin and sharp leaves. These rustic leaves have been for decades the raw material of the famous Mapuche’s basketmaking crafts.

Chupón

Chupón is an endemic plant from the mild zones of Chile and grows between Maule and Los Lagos regions. The pilla is is made with chupón —a bag that today could be described as ‘reusable.”

Wicker

Wicker is a woody plant related to the willow family and native to Asia. Because of its good quality of adaptation to the ecological conditions of the central zone of Chile, it is an importante part of the local crafts.

Corn Leaf

The braid of strips of corn leaf is the most traditional form of the crafts with this material. From those braids it is possible to make a diversity of pieces like straw hats, baskets and bags.

Horse Mane

Before the horse mane, the women of Rari used poplar or willow roots to weave their handicraft figures, but the hardness and lack of flexibility of poplar and willow caused their replacement by horse mane and ixtle.

Willow Branch

Its flexibility is ideal for long-lasting basketry; and next to the intensity of its colors (green, yellow and brown) it becomes an indispensable material within the crafts.

Embroidered Button

Unique and traditional piece. The embroidered button is part of the local folklore and sign of delicacy and distinction between those who wore it.

Sackcloth

They are a material made of steppe, rough and thick appearance, and used for the manufacture of sacks. At first sight it is not noble, perhaps, but women have been able to give it life.

Jute

Jute is a natural fiber that is made from woody stems. This natural material has a great quality: it is highly breathable.

 

Palm Leaf

The palm leaf is a strong and resistant material. You must work it with great care and tenacity, as it is not easy to braid it and give it good shape, because of its sharp and hard leaves.

Raffia

Raffia is a tenacious and thick synthetic fiber. It is used in the industry of the cordate and in the textile factory as raw material in substitution of the jute.

Cotton

Cotton is the most important natural fiber produced in the world. This vegetable textile fiber is one of the most used in the world for its softness and the great variety of shapes that cotton can have.

Lino

It is the first vegetal fiber that had acceptance in the textile industry. Its great attraction is the resistance it offers during the elaboration of any object with its fibers.

Recycled Plastic

Plastic waste is one of the biggest environmental problems. Taking advantage of its great malleability and the possibility of cooperating in its recycling we have developed crafts from this waste.

Pure Sheep Wool

A sensitive, noble and pure material. Sheep wool offers softness and resistance, and it stands out as one of the most colorful products because of the colors it can have.

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