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Valentina Hoyos

Using natural materials found in the environment, and native seeds, Valentina Hoyos produces a collection of home and kitchenware’s that encompass rich textural materials. Made from sisal, vine, organic cotton and guadua, each item is based in local heritage crafts, produced with skill and care, and with a simple, modern aesthetic. Having spent over thirty years learning from indigenous cultures, the Valentina Hoyos collection celebrates tradition, craft, local materials, and simply great design.

Based in Columbia, items are produced without chemicals from cultivation through process. Production is a response, and in defense of a way of life that respects tradition, allowing dignity and fair payment for their craft. Simple bags are produced from a beautiful combination of knotting and weaving of natural materials, each realized in rich, natural earth tones, and beautifully textured. Sacs and bags are both tightly and loosely woven with knotted broad shoulder straps, or braided and knotted leather. Shapes range from flat and square to round and bucket shaped, varying is size, color and texture, creating a broad variety of expressions of this beautiful tradition.

Website: www.valentinahoyosaristizabal.com