The richness and cultural diversity of each region in Latin America, are represented by its crafts.
Argentina is a highly textile country, where an incredible array of techniques are present in an equally incredible array of competitions and shows. Ranging from vegetable to animal fiber creation, you can see categories such as traditional Mapuche indigenous weaving, horse mount blankets, belting, leather textiles, textile jewelry and accessories, felt toys, felt garments, basketry, contemporary paper creation, and more.
The National Fund for the Arts in Buenos Aires, is a governmental entity that holds an annual competition of craft cuture at a national level: Concurso Nacional de Artesanías FNA 2016, which will open to the public on September 1st, with four textile categories: traditional crafts; rescue; neo-crafts: Contemporary expression; and textile projection.
Textile artist Susana Larrambebere from Buenos Aires, has won 2nd Prize in Felt Garments, within the Contemporary Textiles category.
Her shawl was felted with exquisite Merino wool from Patagonia, over gauze with natural silk applications. It was dyed with purple and gold onions, walnut and acid aniline.
To see more of Susana’s creation, visit her site “El Cuarto De Las Lanitas”: http://www.elcuartodelaslanitas.com/ or her page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elcuarto.delaslanitas