A dream destination for many of us, Oaxaca not only boasts a magnificent landscape, but also takes pride in its rich culture and ancestral craft traditions that are still alive today.
We made a mini film featuring the pot-making skills of the Oaxacan ceramicists. Most of them are still following the traditional production processes, during which all the work is done by hand. These techniques have been passed down from generation to generation, refined, and remained an active part in the community life.
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With wool sourced directly from the nearby mountains and whimsical design from Brooklyn, New York, women artisans in Kyrgyzstan are crafting gifts and decorations with their traditional technique of wet felting. This generations-old technique creates a textile that is strong and incredibly soft to the touch, making it a beautiful medium to connect the heritage of Kyrgyz nomadic culture with our modern urban lifestyle.
Consisting of pillows, rugs, and baskets, Ximena's home collection is entirely handcrafted at artisan cooperatives throughout Colombia, using only natural materials native each region - wool, fique, and palm leaves. "This collection is about empowerment," says Ximena. "I strive to empower artisans in my homeland, and these designs are the way to bring their skill set, my vision, and creativity to life."