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Jr. Aguaytia
Pucallpa, Ucayali

Florentina Fasanando Rojas

Specialty Handwoven Telas

We are excited to introduce this limited collection of telas. While all of the telas featured on our shop require exceptional precision and care to produce, these are especially unique because of the traditional process by which they are made. The cotton is grown by the families, then handspun and woven by the artists themselves.

Like many indigenous traditions, this process is becoming more of a rarity for a number of reasons. The intensive time and effort required to produce the telas in this manner, along with the difficulty of transporting them to markets and lack of fair compensation, has resulted in fewer women following these traditional practices, and less young girls learning the trade. We hope to encourage the continuation of this extraordinary Shipibo custom, and invite you to join us in creating a market for these women!

 

Florentina Fasanando Rojas

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Florentina Fasanando Rojas

250.00

This is a very unusual item as it is completely handwoven and embroidered. That is, Florentina made it by picking the cotton, making the threads of cotton and then weaving them into a cloth the traditional way on a hand made loom, and then dyeing the cloth black.

The designs are also highly traditional, expresing the kene, which are the patterns, or energetic fields, seen by Shipibo healers in ayahuasca ceremonies.

Florentina was born in the community of Paoyan. She is 63 years old and has seven children, as well as thirteen grandchildren.  

I have always felt happy when I am painting and doing my embroidery.
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Dimensions: 153 cm x 74 cm

Hand wash, cold

Use mild detergent only

Do not dry in the sun (colour could fade)

Do Not Tumble Dry

Cool Iron