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Idoia Cuesta Alonso

  • Basketweaver
  • Outeiro De Rei, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Idoia Cuesta Alonso Basketweaver
Contact
Spanish, French
Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 14:00 / 16:00 - 20:00
Phone:
+34 982390666
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Immersed in nature

  • • Idoia is inspired by the Terras do Miño biosphere reserve, where she lives
  • • Her work blends organic materials like willow with textile fibres
  • • She uses willow that she grows in her own garden

Idoia Cuesta's 360 degree approach to basketweaving is informed by both her studies in biology and her training in weaving textiles. By combining her deep knowledge of natural fibres with research into the basketry traditions of Galicia, Idoia has created an unconventional style of basketmaking which combines organic materials and natural fibres. Her vision, passion and research have led her to experiment and branch out into interior design and landscapes. She also works in fashion, collaborating with designers to make accessories and prototypes, as well as writing books and participating in international events, among them Milan Design Week in 2019.

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Works

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Cesto from the Pandeira collection

The wooden hoops in this basket are traditionally used for making a musical instrument known as the 'Pandeira'. Idoia wove these hoops with wicker strips using the 'eye of god' knot where the rattan work is supported upright. Finally, she wove the structure with braided jute rope.

Diameter 24 cm

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Pandeira collection

The wooden hoops in this collection of baskets are traditionally used for making a musical instrument known as the 'pandeira'. Idoia wove these hoops with wicker strips using the 'eye of god' knot where the rattan work is supported upright. Finally, she wove the basket structure with braided jute rope.

Diameter 36 cm

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Bandeja from the Salix collection

This collection is inspired by a traditional Catalan basketry technique. The effect of a flat tray is achieved by applying this technique to a wooden ring. This dark brown tray is suitable for multiple uses.

Diameter 35 cm

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Tray XL from the Salix collection

This collection is inspired by a traditional Catalan basketry technique. The effect of a flat tray is achieved by applying this technique to a wooden ring. This light brown tray is suitable for multiple uses.

Diameter 66 cm

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Bags from the Medusa collection

This collection has two intended uses: as decoration for the home or as a fashion accessory. The bags are created using a technique known as coiling, where the thick wool is knotted from the base, until the desired shape and height are achieved.

Height 45 cm
Height 40 cm

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