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Burkina Faso Discover ! Meet !

TUAREG craft

20 November 2016

What is exactly Touareg craft? Artisans came with several treasures created by their hands, to show to us their universe and boost our inspiration. Among these wonders, a lot were jewelry boxes made of wood and leather, jewels made of bronze, copper, aluminum, leather, wood, jewels and… even more jewels! I’m really delighted to present to you, some portraits of persons who accepted to proudly take the pose!…

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Burkina Faso Meet !


10 November 2016

It starts with shy portraits and ends with happy selfies…this is how two opposite cultures meet, get to grips with each other and get closer. Us fist, the designer team, were a little bit worried about working with our future Touareg coworkers. We did know that their culture was very different from ours, and when we met them for the first time, we all were impressed by them: they were very tall, very charismatic, the way they walked, dressed up…

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Burkina Faso

the project DESIGN FOR PEACE

10 November 2016
design for peace

Design for Peace project, it’s the meeting between 17 Touareg artisans and Malien refugees in Burkina Faso and 6 Parisian designers. Created by AfrikaTiss, supported by HCR –High Commission of United Nations for Refugees-, the first purpose of this project is to encourage insertion and autonomy of the refugees in Burkina Faso. Creating for this purpose, a collection of items, mixing everyone expertise, for the international marketplace. Design for Peace is also a beautiful human and artistic adventure, a multicultural…

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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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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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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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Guatemala Meet !


5 September 2016

Trama Textiles is an association of weavers I worked with for several weeks. It was founded in 1988 to support families having been touched by the civil war. The association is based in the center of Xela but works with more than 17 groups from 5 different regions throughout the country. Presentation in images :  First of all, here are the two leaders : the head of the association, Amparo de Leon de Rubio and the vice president, Oralia Chopen.…

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Guatemala Meet !


4 September 2016

During my adventure with Trama Textiles, I had the opportunity to visit, with the whole team, two groups of weavers who were working on a huge commission for an American client. We left very early in the morning in order to meet the weavers who were living and working in Solola, a region near the majestic lake Atitlan, about an hour and a half by car from Xela. I had already come across a number of independent weavers in the…

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