Exploring artisan markets, discovering traditional techniques, and sharing all of it with you
Exploring an artisan market is an experience everyone should have. The Artezanz community is working to lift the veil on global artisans and help create an online marketplace that promotes high-quality, globally original goods in a fair and transparent way.
Travel to a hidden town and meet a talented artisan who makes handcrafted goods from toquilla straw. Then, tour Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador…a city filled with culture, art, and beautiful galleries.
Venture into the tropical forests of Ecuador to find the elusive Tagua palm tree which produces distinct seeds which are used to create organic jewelry.
On a quiet Tuesday afternoon, Paraguayan clay in hand, Leila Buffa molds and shapes her latest work. Sometimes she doesn’t know exactly what it will be until she is done. Today is one of those days.
Traveling with Maguy Servian of Warany, the Artezanz team traveled to the small community of Carapegua to find local artisans to help with a new project. We later explored a revitalized neighborhood in the center of downtown Asunción, finding two different worlds, but one central theme.
We visited the small town of Aregua to see Leila Buffa’s ceramic exhibit. We also explored the market and had a wonderful lunch.