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21
Sep
09

Mapuche jewelry collection 09/10

Hi, hope you all had got a great weekend!

Today I’m going to show you my new collection of Mapuche bijoux… if you are one of my fans on facebook for sure you have seen it before.

This collection is made with more traditional colors, even if is not exactly how they use to make their artesanias… due to the color base was white or cream. But I love this combination and I feel it really appropriate for fall season.

This time threads are all cotton, (it was a client’s suggestion and I feel it right) and I’ve made also earrings… they are so unique that I’m sure you are going to love them.

For now not all the collection is published on my shops, but little by little I’m updating and you’ll see it this week available for sale…

Enjoy and have a good week!

Tejido mapuche 09_10

29
Aug
09

Indigenous weaving

I will show you how the faja I was weavig in the Pampa Tutorial has finished… unfortunately sometimes threads are rebel  and as always I think the loom is who guide (not me) so… it’s a nice piece of fabric, but still don’t know if I’m going to use it, so if you have ideas they are very welcome … As an advice when using cotton checked that he was not easily form the famous “little balls” because it is impossible to go up and down …

So this was the result

Telar pampa

And now I’m weaving this new series for a new Mapuche collection…

Telar mapuche


23
Jun
09

The rings

Today I’m going to show you the rings from the Bijoux Mapuche collection. I’ve made three and as I choose the threads one by one while weaving I can change all the motif from time to time… It is great to make a variety of them for the series..; I hope you like them!

Tejido mapuche2

17
Jun
09

New Mapuche bijoux collection

Past weekend was a little strange… first of all I missed the event of Knit in Public, due to my insomnia on Saturday…when I woke up it was very late to go, and I was very tired, so sadly I looked on the Internet for another events in Paris and I found this event of independent designers where I found Lygo a cooperative that sells little things made by African people, in their continent… so if you buy something from them is a pure fair trade… I thought I’ve seen them before, and effectively I did it in “A little market” a french platform to sell handmade… if you speak the language go and publish there, is little but friendly..;

So…. I came to present the new line of Mapuche bijoux I’ve made… this time is a more “unisex” one made in contrasting colors and with a little more rough texture that the one before…. here I show you two bracelets, but I have made more rings this time… I’ll show them in the next posts…

26
Mar
09

A nice story

mapa-patagonia2
About a year ago we left our jobs in Buenos Aires and strated an adventure with my partner… we decided to walk the path … Patagonia Argentina and Chile before emigrating to Europe. He carried his guitar and I carried my loom. My idea was to specialize myself and learn all the secrets of the Aborigin loom.

As we traveled along the coast, the loom refused to be at ease, I tried it hard, and something happend but not exactly the results I wanted …
weaving in Rada Tilli
We arrived at the Alerces National Park where we camped for a couple of days and I rearmed with traditional colors: black, white and red.
Los Alerces
We hitchhiked to “El Bolson” for me the most beautiful and magic place in Patagonia, and for the first time in the trip (after one month and a half) we installed ourselves in a “cabana” near the mountain …

I don’t know why? But this time I began to weave and my hands where very fluent … I almost end the “faja” in three days of constant work and I could never repeat it again…

El Bolson
In addition,this place was full of bohemian artists and artisans, and also it was a cooperative of mapuche weavers … they are the indigenous inhabitants of the region, which is the technique that I was improving. Of course this week was a constant going to weave with these women. They spun their wool, and wove in large looms! menawhile we drank “mates”

This fajita travel throughout the rest of our trip, for which, Chile, London, Corsica, Barcelona, Granada, Paris … and now finally moved to Stockholm, Sweden. A man who has indigenous origins have bought it and when I found out I could not keep my tears from falling … now has a new owner and my lesson was to know that I never abandon that technique which has given so much satisfaction to me.

faja




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