This bag is from the Arhuaco Tribe of the Sierra Nevada, Colombia. Patterns are very simple but at the same time very nice. They are obvioulsy handmade by the women of the region.
You can buy this kinf of bags in there in you are interested.
I really fell in love with patterns in Colombia, and I am going to do a lot of things with them.
A bit quiet lately… quite busy working on a product that I will show very soon.
A glance of it:
Will keep you updated about that.
The Colombian hat is part of the Colombian image. Very popular. It is called the hat “Vueltiao” and is made with palm tree, like a lot of artesanias in Colombia.
Try out another pattern which I love:
Want to know more about this hat here.
Loved it, loved it, loved it!
One day, I’ll be rich and I will be able to buy a nice carpet like those ones. Or buy myself a machine so I can make many!
Thanks very much to Jorge Lizarazo for his welcoming. We had a lovely time, felt really comfortable and my eyes are still overwhelmed…
A bit more of Hechizoo:
A lot of things! Jorge took the time to take us everywhere, to show us a lot of different types of carpets and fabrics. He likes mixing the different materials and can use cooper fibres with leather without any problem. He uses in general a lot of metal in his compositions which gives a lovely effect to the carpets and makes them very strong.
I was very lucky yesterday to be able to go and visit the most beautiful carpet and fabric atelier of Bogotá, and probably of Colombia. Jorge Lizarazo is an amazing artist who let us enter in his world for a couple of hours.
The studio is located in a very poor area of Bogotá, which is called the 20 de Julio, in the South of the city.
Once you enter inside the atelier, it’s another world with people working by hand everywhere, and which such a good taste in everything that you feel straight away comfortable.
There are two massive floors, with different kinds of works. Some of the carpets (like the blue one below) is made by three experienced women at the same time.
More information on their website but more photos are coming…
One of the most popular object in Colombia: the Mochila. This is a bag, made by hand by indigenes ( women apparently) where patterns, each time different, mean something.
I did try to get some of the patterns out in order to see how it looks on paper. Maybe needs further work.
I promised myself to go and visit those women and their work one day.