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Featured Peru Workshops

the workshop YANESHA

18 October 2016
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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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Guatemala Stories

the workshop story TRAMATEXTILES

6 September 2016
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For the workshop with Trama Textiles in the city of Xela, I wanted everything to go perfectly. I knew I would work with extremely talented craftswomen, so I couldn’t allow myself to go unprepared. I thought of a pattern inspired by the traditional mayan patterns. I chose chevron pattern, symbol of the “feathered serpent”, a mayan god who created the earth according to mayan mythology. I had also wanted to work for some time on a gradient pattern in nuances…

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Guatemala Meet !

meet TRAMATEXTILES WEAVERS

4 September 2016
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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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Discover ! Guatemala

discover THE ART OF GUATEMALAN CLOTHES

2 September 2016
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How I wish I could show you every single one of them! In Guatemala, whether it’s a regular weekday or a market Sunday, whether we are up in the mountains or at home, dressing up is an art. I travelled through villages that portrayed rural poverty like no other and yet, the villagers were all dressed up like princes and princesses. Everywhere we went, we came across sumptuous embroidery and weaving, sometimes decorated with beads and lurex threads that shone…

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