The invitation arrived. You have been invited to one of your dearest friend’s weddings next summer in the beautiful country side of your hometown. Shortly after receiving the invitation, an email from Janet arrives in your inbox to announce the wedding gifts you can contribute money towards. Nothing on the site catches your eye, so you close the page and move on with your day. Months pass, the seasons change, and life continues to be filled with “to do” lists. Summer is around the corner, and wedding season is close. On one of your “to do” lists reads “WEDDING GIFT FOR JANET.”Continue reading
A restful, pain free sleep is important for a healthy mental and physical life. Sleep restores energy the body needs to be productive and alert. Sleep helps your brain prepare for the next day, and increases learning. Also, sleep is a time for healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.Continue reading
A chinchorro is the centrepiece of each room in the house. It is used for sleep and guarding personal belongings. An artist will devout up to eight months to hand-weave a hammock one strand of fabric at a time on a vertical loom. The skirt and tassels are a delicate show of vivid patterns designed with a crochet technique. Furthermore, a Wayuu hammock tells a unique story and adventure through its patterns, shapes, and colours.
Wayuu people cherish their hammocks, and it shows the love, pride, and value hey dedicate to a generational style of weaving authentic Wayuu artefacts.Continue reading
Morroa, also called “the cultural loom of the savannas of eastern Colombia,” is a colourful and musical village that is connected by the threads of the hammocks that are weaved by the noble hands of local women and men. Each hammock is handweaved on a vertical loom. Attention and detail are paramount - which ensures your hammock will last a lifetime. One hammock takes three weeks to produce.Continue reading