Werregue basketry is a form of weaving unique to Colombia, specifically to the Choco region, the only department of Colombia with borders on both the Pacific and Atlantic ocean. This...
is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world with a rich craft & cultural history. It is full of native plants that produce fibres & colours for dyes.
We choose to work exclusively with regionally sourced materials, and native dyes in support of; local economies, the continuation of traditional knowledge, reduced transportation and the health of individuals, communities & ecosystems.
Inspired by Colombia's dramatic landscapes, abundant nature and heritage crafts, WATI offers objects & accessories designed to soothe and inspire. Combining the ingenuity of traditional craftmanship with a minimalist aesthetic, each piece is designed in celebration of the beauty of natural materials & the artisanal process.
We work exclusively with regionally sourced materials & natural dyes
was born from a desire to support indigenous artisan communities & our partnerships are based on a deep respect for traditional cultures and skills. We work closely with each individual, group & community ~ designing & creating beauty, while honouring needs & celebrating skill, through flexible and fair employment.
Designed in 2020 amidst the chaos and the loneliness, the quiet and the creative, in the shadows and the light I spent many hours drawing & painting with my kids,...
In the subtropical foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta – the highest coastal mountain range in the world, the indigenous reserve of the Kankuamo is located with Guatapuri...