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María Patrocinio Pimiento

María Patrocinio Pimiento Weaver
Monday to Sunday 9:00 - 12:00/14:00 - 17:00
+57 3168730939
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The mamma bear of Curití’s craftspeople

  • • María Patrocinio started by experimenting with wool when she made sacks
  • • She has fought hard to strengthen the craft trade in Curití
  • • She won the Craftsmanship Mastery Medal in 2015

María Patrocinio grew up surrounded by the tradition of sack making, she learned it at home and spent her days making sacks. However, since she did not enjoying carding wool, she learned to spin it, weave it, and make skeins from it. These skills would eventually lead to her to further exploration of the vast universe of weaving. Patro, as she is called by her loved ones, is too modest to admit it, but she is the teacher of many, the mamma bear of Curití's craftspeople. She acknowledges, celebrates, and passes on her legacy and knowledge without a shadow of envy. She only wishes everyone could evolve and thrive as she herself has.

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Two tone mat

This two tone mat is handwoven with fique thread using the two needles technique. It has different green tonalities, going from dark green to light green. María Patrocinio Pimiento used 36 strands to make the piece.

Length 70 cm
Width 50 cm
Height 0.5 cm

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Coffee tables

These square and rectangular coffee tables have a cedar wood structure. Their surfaces are woven with fique. The fabric is made with two tones of the same colour, highlighting the geometric patterns of the design.

Length 60 cm
Width 60 cm
Height 35 cm
Length 120 cm
Width 35 cm
Height 56 cm

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Two tone baskets

These baskets are woven with fique thread using the crochet technique and the rice stitch, which combines the two colours. The baskets have two handles for practicality.

Diameter 30 cm

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Ecological bag

These bags are woven on a two-frame horizontal loom. It has a central design and each end has special finishing touches. They are finished with cotton handles, which gives strength and softness when they are used.

Height 65 cm
Width 40 cm

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These baskets, handwoven using fique thread, are made using the crochet technique, the rice stitch and the half point stitch. The baskets have two handles and are made using two similar tones of the same colour.

Diameter 30 cm

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