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Handmade with heart, all our products are a showcase of the beauty, workmanship and character of Colombian artisans and communities.

Alpagatas Shoes

Curití, Santander

Natural Fique Inners, Cotton Uppers

Alpargatas are emblematic of Colombian tradition and culture, a link to the past that intersects with modern fashion. Originally introduced by Spanish conquistadors and colonisers, different towns now produce their own distinctive variations, adapting these versatile shoes to their own unique traditions and industry.

These alpargatas, from Curití, Santander, are identifiable by their natural fique soles, a renewable plant which is symbolic of the region. In the indigenous Guane language, Curití means "town of weavers”, and today the town has inherited this textile tradition, producing not only these striking alpargatas, but also a vibrant fique industry, from baskets and hats, to paper and even furniture.

Filigrana Jewellery

Santa Cruz de Mompox

Handmade 970 Colombian Silver

This beautiful jewellery comes from the magical and idyllic town of Santa Cruz de Mompox. Thanks to its isolated location, enclosed by the Magdalena River, Mompox has retained a distinct colonial aesthetic and traditions, including the intricate craftsmanship of this fine filigree. The family artisans we work with produce this delicate and stunning range within this tradition, employing techniques preserved from Mompox’s early colonial days.

Mochilas Wayuu

Guajira Peninsula

100% Indigenous Made

The Wayuu people of the Guajira Peninsula have been making these coveted Mochilas from generation to generation. A matrimonial society, each mother teachers her daughter the tradition, preserving the heritage of their ancestors. A daughter first learns the technique when she comes of age, while in isolation as part of a custom signifying her transition to womanhood. The Wayuu have a saying, "To be a woman is to know how to weave”, and her weaving serves as a demonstration of her intelligence and wisdom.

 
According to legend, this technique was first taught to the Wayuu people by the spider “Wale’kerü” as a story telling technique, and often includes geometric representations of nature and surrounding life. In this way, each bag reflects the story telling and beliefs of the individual and therefore unique to the weaver.

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