Working with artisans of toquilla and chambira palm textile fibre

Working with artisans of toquilla and chambira palm textile fibre

Maria Cuji Friday, 1 May 2020

A beautiful story of textile designer Maria Cuji working with artisans in her native Ecuador to learn their skills with processing toquilla and chambira palms for textile fibre, and contemporising the methods for an increased awareness of these indigenous communities and the crafts passed down through generations.

In this video you'll learn:

  • Who Maria Cuji is and how her journey started
  • Why working with artisans can be important for reviving craft skills
  • How to process and work with toquilla straw textile fibre
  • How to process and work with chambira palm textile fibre

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