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Colombia Meet ! Peru


29 October 2016

Jorge learnt his goldsmith job from his brother at the age of 12. As a teenager, he did several part time jobs in Lima, from buses, sweets seller to chicken plucker in butchers…At the age of 20, he decided to come back to the town where he grew up, san Jeronimo and started to fully focus on his passion. There he met his future wife, Elena, also from a goldsmith family. Together, they opened a jewelry store and an atelier in…

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Colombia Peru Stories Workshops

the workshop story JORGE + JANETH

27 October 2016

For this project, I had this crazy idea to mix two countries expertise, going to one’s atelier to the other. First, was Jorge. I met him in San Jeronimo, a tiny town in the heart of Peru. San Jeronimo is the high site for Peruvian jewelry art. Most of the towns businesses are jewel shops and jewel ateliers, real life dream. I visited Jorge’s shop one cheerful morning to explain my project to him. We got on well though and…

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Colombia Featured Peru Workshops

the workshop JORGE + JANETH

26 October 2016

A meeting between two countries and two expertises: Jorge Medina, jewel maker artisan, living in the heart of Peru and Janeth Del Pilar, living at the border with Columbia and Ecuador, who was the keeper of the rare secret of straw marquetry. A collaboration taking place during two months from Jorge’s atelier in Peru to Janeth’s in Columbia.…

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Discover ! Peru


23 October 2016

We can’t talk about Peru without talking about the traditional style of the Peruvian folks. Astonishing embroideries, amazing patterns, bright colours…everywhere in the streets, the countryside, for any occasions. But the ultimate star of the Andean Peruvian outfit is the hat. Its first purpose is to protect from the sun in the heights, but now has become essential even at night, women, men and children can’t do without.…

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Peru Travel !

PERU, panorama

20 October 2016

Peru, it’s…huge. I only visited the south half of the country but it felt very, very, very big. Travelling here is getting used to spending 18 hours in a doubtful suspension-less bus on the tight road of the Andes Cordillera. It’s also getting used to trembling with fear every time another bus crosses your path in the turns, sitting by a small lady, crossing herself, every time the worst was avoided… But not only that !! It’s most of all, get…

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Peru Travel !


20 October 2016

There nothing better than a few lines, written on the warm fly during the nights under the net with my headlight…: « This very evening, in the dying afternoon, the sun was still shining. I went to Norma’s from the house of Rocca. The children were playing volleyball with their Father, the dog was feeding its puppy Inder the wooden stairs of the house. Norma was picking yukas for our diner. Then the girls taught me how to make bracelets. In…

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Meet ! Peru

meet YANESHA people

20 October 2016

The Yaneshas, essentially, live in central Amazon of Peru. People live in small villages, including Loma Linda, 200 inhabitants, where I was lucky to live a few days myself. Loma Linda means “pretty plain” in Spanish language. Yanesha means “us, people” in Native American language. To find the village, you’ll have to endure a 13 hours bus journey from Lima, then a few hours in a pick-up, then some kilometers riding a motorbike and finally, some hiking deep in the…

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Peru Stories

the workshop story YANESHA

19 October 2016

November the 23rd 2015: « We are driving to the Amazon community. I’m anxious but excited. I’m worried I haven’t spent enough time preparing my project with all this accumulated stress and tiredness ». I’ve been dreaming about this project in the Amazon for years. It was, for me, the ultimate experience and a strong personal challenge. When I realized it was about to happen, I was thrilled by an inexhaustible energy. Everything started in France, when I met Annie Erens, founder…

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Featured Peru Workshops

the workshop YANESHA

18 October 2016

Here are the pictures of the project with the Yanesha folk from the small village of Loma Linda in Peruvian Amazon. The patterns of the collection are inspired by the traditional designs of the community. The following pictures were shot in the streets of Lima. Special thanks to Annie Erens, founder of the association Sol’Yanesha with whom we achieved this project. To Jenny Menacho and Valbina Miguel Toribio, who were our direct contacts with the community. Special appreciation of course…

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