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In honor of generations of craftswomen, the unique and individually constructed pieces in this installation are intertwined to represent the traditional braids worn by the Sigsig community.

Titled 164 Women, this installation is a celebration of Ecuadorian culture and a tribute to the power of female community. Composed of 164 pieces, each uniquely crafted by a different woman, the installation explores the cultural identity of Ecuadorian women and the role of craftsmanship in today’s tech-driven world.

IN COLLABORATION WITH ATMA

A FILM DIRECTED BY ESTEFANIA BRAVO

PHOTOGRAPHY BY VICENTE MANSSUR

DESIGN TEAM: PEDRO COELLO - NICOLE MALAKOUTI

SPECIAL THANKS TO DANILO ARROYO MUSIC COMPOSER

AND ROSITA FROM ATMA

In collaboration with Cuyana and artisans from the María Auxiliadora Association from the Sigsig Canton in Ecuador, we created an installation that showcases the impressive craft of weaving toquilla straw. A work that marries culture, human behavior and the arts.

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The piece exemplifies the unmatched level of dedication in working with toquilla straw – a cultural practice on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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The more than 6 meter long Installation was showcased both in Sig Sig Community at the Artisans Association and in Cuyana’s store during SF Design Week from June 21st till Aug 1st.