zuahaza is a social enterprise and artisan collective designing and weaving luxurious home textiles in colombia. the brand aims to connect women across colombia to create unique products reflecting the diversity, history and dreams as statements of the unity and peace to come from colombia.
zuahaza believes in the collaborative exchange of knowledge between artisans and designers. their products are made from the highest quality materials and time honoured techniques, such as plant-based dying. all female artisans honor their ancestral traditions whilst embracing new ways of crafting innovative designs, rooted in sustainable and fair trade values.
location - colombia
materials - organic cotton & plant based natural dyes
craft - loom weaving
"as a social enterprise, zuahaza strives to embody collective sister*hood between women in colombia"
celebrating traditional crafts
the ancient craft of spinning is sometimes overlooked, but is crucial to the whole textile process. with the use of simple or complex technologies, artisans turn the collected cotton into fine yarn for weaving.
preparing the loom can take 14 hours on a medium size loom and up to 3 full days on larger ones. this is the skeleton of the whole weaving process, where the length, width and design of the fabric is sequenced.
the weaving process varies across designs but it involves using your arms and feet to operate the loom, and your fingers to work on the delicate details of zuahaza's designs.
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all pictures in this article were taken from zuahaza's official website. illustrations made by yvonne rausch.
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