it’s been a while since i shared something from Nido, the wonderful Argentinian based knitwear brand that makes handwoven accessories from naturally dyed wool. they have just launched a new project called Telar – branching out into artisan textiles that are handmade using a weaving loom, in the traditional Argentinian style.
The art of weaving is Argentina’s prevailing handicraft. In our country, the loom was originally used exclusively by women in the southwestern indigenous communities (Mapuche) and by the whole family in the northwest (Tonocoté, Atacama, and Calchaquí communities). Currently in Argentina, various northwestern communities continue to practice this traditional and almost forgotten art, maintaining their ancestors’ customs intact. They strive to keep the crafts alive, to recreate it and help it evolve, and fight against its industrialisation.
i loooooooooove these so much. i wish i had more floor space just so i can have more rugs. the other day i bought a rug with no real idea where it should go, and now i am contemplating just hanging it on a wall. oh, that reminds me, i need more wall space. find out more about Nido at their website and see the entire Telar collection here. photos by Ana Armendariz.