Chilian artist Isabel Lecaros focuses on the expertise and knowledge of craft practices throughout Chile. The work for this exhibition focuses on the craft of weaving with horsehair, also known as Crin, that dates back at least three centuries and is unique to Rari - a rural village in the Maule region of Southern Chile.
She has collaborated with ten local craftswomen of Rari, women who have passed the technique down through generations. The delicate weaving of natural or dyed horsehair creating colourful patterns or figures.
The collection produced in this collaboration represents both tradition and progress. It aims to promote and encourage the use of Chile’s most emblematic folk craft within new ventures, sustaining a local natural resource.