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FRUIT BOWL SOMBRERO

ALFIL (MORTAR AND PESTLE)

The mortar and pestle are objects inspired in the Colombian culture. They can be used to grind or crush spices, seeds or substances to be consumed. The product is designed to be durable due to its special resin and nonporous composition. This kitchen utensil has a nonstick surface and it also repels water.

The Colombian culture is a mixture of five regions, with more than ten different cultures. This object gathers features of our pre-Columbian culture, which with a Western influence, proposes a piece of modern design. Alfil is not only a kitchen implement but also a piece of Colombian design that evokes with its form and concept our country.

 

Hand-knitted fruit basket made in the traditional technique woven of roll, made with natural elements of the palm of Fique. Its shape allows you to store different amounts of fruit.

The collection was designed and manufactured for Artesanías de Colombia and was presented for the first time at CExpoArtesanias (Craft fair) in Bogota, Colombia and soon in the Medellin Design Week. The project seeks perspectives for functionality with this traditional Colombian technique and work with this community originally from Boyacá, Colombia.

foto: Artesanias de Colombia

The indigenous Laches were the first settlers of Guacamayas, a municipality located north of Boyacá, recognized for the work of "basket weaving in roll or spiral" that talented artisans who inhabit this territory, practice to create handmade pieces full of tradition and history. We have developed a product in collaboration with this community.

 

We are proud of the artisan techniques that are developed in our country.