donderdag 8 december 2011


Just returned from Chile. An amazing trip. Thinking of crafts in South America, Peru and Bolivia popped up immediately, but that was wrong. Chile has a long and varied tradition of crafts. I visited the exhibition in Santiago's Fundacion Artesanias de Chile . Along the country's regions an overview was presented. Wood, ceramics, copper, leather, wicker and, of course, textiles. Alpaca wool and sheep wool in knitted and woven techniques. Heaven! The foundation was established after the 2009 earthquake to help people getting back a normal life. All products are fair, social and sustainable. So I was happy to buy a pair of alpaca socks, a ball of sheep wool and a large scarf.

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