Patience and Beadwork (article on Shatter the Looking Glass Magazine)
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Patience and Beadwork (article on Shatter the Looking Glass Magazine)

We had been told that local women were afraid that incoming people might steal their beads patterns therefore we outlined the reasons of our visit in advance. Emilio and I, are both handicraft lovers and are strongly convinced that in today’s globalized world there is a desperate need to protect traditional culture in all its … Continue reading

NGO Amazon Pueblo promotes jungle crafts and wearable art
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NGO Amazon Pueblo promotes jungle crafts and wearable art

Amazon Pueblo, NGO that helps indigenous community La Libertad in Amazon rainforest, is promoting local handcrafts on fundraising events and crafts venues in USA. It is nice to hear that NGO I was volunteering for keeps working and helping community to be more sustainable. Check out their new brochures, click to enlarge! Further Reading: read … Continue reading

Woodburning: Brother and Sister
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Woodburning: Brother and Sister

Otavala handcrafts market was bursting at the seams with goods and handmade stuff. Back in Colombia I decided to make my own Ecuatorian painting. However, I did not paint it but burnt using pyrography technique. ________________________________ Woodburning or pyrography is type of decorative art where using controlled application of a heated object you can “write … Continue reading