Browsing Category : Design & Tradition

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Pablo Amaringo : paintings and visions of the Amazon jungle


Pablo Amaringo (1942-2009) was a traditional healer or shaman, artist, art teacher and founder of an arts school, born in the Peruvian Amazonia. His works are unique and well known because they were elaborated through visions of ayahuasca and the song of icaros (shamanic melodies). Do you know what ayahuasca is? Here I tell you a little. Ayahuasca is a traditional…

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For the most romantic people: Say I do in Peru


If you are a romantic and lover of thematic decoration, this post is for you. I’m talking about a Peruvian-themed wedding! And the best, in Peru itself. Maybe it sounds a little crazy and hard to believe, especially because planning a wedding in another country should require a little (really, quite) difficult logistics.Wendy is a Peruvian resident in the US…

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Kené art: Tradition and design from the jungle of Peru


Kené in the Shipibo language refers to the design system of the shipibo-konibo people (in plural it is called kenebo). These designs can be seen being used to cover the surface of the body, clothing and other material supports such as cloth, wood or ceramics. Among the materials they use to trace their designs are natural dyes, seeds, cotton, fabrics,…

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The Caravaggio lamp, design and inspiration by Cecilie Manz


Cecilie Manz is one of the contemporary Danish designers who inspire me the most. Because of the sensitivity with which she shapes and brings her ideas to reality, and for all that Scandinavian cultural baggage that is embodied in designs such as the Caravaggio lamp.She has collaborated with different brands such as Fritz Hansen, Bang & Olufsen or Duravit. In…

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Peruvian frazadas: traditional ethnic textiles for home


These traditional Peruvian textiles are known as Frazadas, which means blankets or bed covers. But these Frazadas are thick handwoven and heavy enough to be used as rugs. Frazadas are 100% sheep wool textiles woven by hand and hand-dyed in the rural villages of the Andes by Aymara women in Peru. They use old techniques inherit through generations and it…

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