from the Caribbean
For centuries, Mocana Tribe women have used ancestral techniques to create traditional hand-woven iraca straw ornamental figures and utilitarian products. They produce an array of products for home, accessories and decorative items. Some of them are placemats, jewelry, trays, bread-baskets, desk accessories and handbags.
Their artisans spend in average 60 hours weaving each "basket" bag, inspired by their creativity and talent, and weave with their skills and passed-down techniques. Their raw materials are natural fibers, more specifically iraca palm straw, which is carefully dyed in vibrant colors.
They weave the products with different types of stitches, which have been taught from generation to generation. Some of them are called nudillo, caracol, solecito, estrellita, which are words in Spanish that represent elements they see in nature, like sun, stars and snails. The combination of these stitches in different shapes of wire structures, give the accessories their originality and trendy style.