Friday, 23 March 2012

#22 Mapuche

Inspired by the Mapuche textile art, here is my version of the "Tribal Print" (very much in trend this days). 
The Mapuche are one of three surviving tribes of the ancient Araucanian linguistic group of indigenous who lived in south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina before the Incas or the Spaniards arrived. The Mapuche, whose name means "people of the land" are gifted craftsmen. Their textiles, in beautifully blended colors, borrow designs from the Incas, with squares, stepped, and zigzagged lines dominating. 
If you are lucky you may have seen this fabulous form of craft in its environment, if not, consider a trip to South America next time you plan a holiday, I am positive it will be one of the best experiences of your life, and I am not just saying that!


  1. Genial, hijita!!!!!!!!El diseño y los colores espectaculares para un poncho abrigado!!!!!!Besos de tu fan N°1

  2. Love this pattern! I just saw your link through the Frankie Magazine e-newsletter so thought I'd check it out. It's awesome, good on you!!