i have been receiving Pampa’s newsletter for the better part of a year, but am yet to blog about them – time to remedy that! Pampa was co-founded by photographers Victoria Aguirre from Argentina and Carl Wilson from Australia, who source handwoven products directly from the hands of indigenous Argentinian weavers.
Every year we explore some of Argentina’s most remote indigenous communities, always with a camera in hand to document the journey. On our travels we seek-out the finest rugs and cushions that have been handwoven using traditional materials, designs and techniques by some of Argentina’s most talented artisans, bringing them back across the world from their homes to yours.
Earning a fair wage has enabled Pampa’s weavers to form their own co-operatives, giving individuals the added benefit of sharing materials, ideas and work loads. This flexibility means that the weavers can work from their homes and villages, eliminating the need to travel long distances to sell their rugs or find alternate employment in big cities.
Argentina looks like a beautiful place, it’s now on my travel list. also: those alpacas just kill. me. you can peruse their beautiful rugs, throws, cushions and photographic prints at their online store and various Aussie stockists.