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The Art of Wearing Chaquira

Main element of the artistic composition of the wixárika (huichol) people, the chaquira (kuka), symbolizes water and is life for this culture, which to this day keeps its ancestral roots alive through the passing of the years.   In wixárika (huichol) art, the chaquira (beads) is compared to corn seeds, and houses extensive symbolism, which in turn is the subject of rituals that lead to purification.   In this way, the use of materials such as the chaquira sacralizes ceremonial objects and offerings, giving a value that goes beyond what is tangible to works that present this type of material.   In its beginnings, the wixárikas artisans used natural seeds for the realization of their works of art, however, over...

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Sololi Oaxaca Recycle Plastic Totes

  Our Sololi Oaxacan totes are handwoven plastic handbag In Mx the loom is an essential tool for artisans that lets them share their way of seeing the world, through the weaving colors and the patterns they use. Our Oaxacan plastic woven handbags are 100% recycle plastic and handwoven by Prisoners in local jails of Oaxaca they craft each bag as a way to support their families by earning a fare wage for there work The specifics are impressive: the bag is woven from a heavy duty, pliable plastic that is near indestructible. The weave is so tight, the bag is waterproof, which alone makes it unique.  Plastics like PET most likely touch your everyday life. Polyethylene Terephthalate, known commonly...

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My Love for San Juan Chamula Pompoms.

How amazing are the colors of our amazing pompoms there One of the many things we carry at the shop we have garlands , key chains jewelry is just amazing the variety of things they make and we only carry some of there amazing craft this family makes everything pompom related that we carry are made by this Family from San Juan Chamula, Chiapas Mexico. This is definitely a family affair I always love hearing stories how they started very young with there parents and there parents started with there parents and so on here are some pictures MR.Salvador and Mrs Martha Hernandez and there niece.They have there own work stands where they go sell there colorful pompoms that they...

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SOLOLI SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITYSOLOLI is dedicated to changing the way people shop. Our customers are seeking an alternative to factory-made designs, they care about the humans behind their purchases and want to have a positive impact in the world. When you shop at SOLOLI , you know a artisan made your product and the traditional technique and materials used to craft it.Ethical TradeTransparencyTo us, ethical is more than a label, it’s the way we conduct ourselves. We make it our obligation to be transparent and honest with both our artisan partners and customers about our process and giveback behind our business. Fair WagesSOLOLI is partners with local artisans in different parts of Mexico,Central and South America to source, create and...

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