Cattleia Wall Decoration

€542.34*

Size
Colour
Quantity
1
3 available for Quickship
Product number: 00AWDF2-A

Width: 600 mm
Height: 600 mm
Depth: 50 mm

Material
Fibres from Jipi palm leaves fibres

The stunning Cattleia Wall Decoration pieces are inspired by the Cattleya orchid, Colombia’s national flower. A design by Cristina Celestino, the ornamental flowers are made by hand with the fibres of the Jipi palm, using different techniques including knotting, weaving and braiding. The result is a balanced composition of fine lace-like details and playful spirals – two decorative styles that are popular in northern Colombia’s traditional artisanry. Cristina Celestino selected intense colours including dark green, purple red and red-beige for these vibrant wall decorations. There’s also a more subtle version made with undyed fibres. The flowers are available in three sizes
Cattleia is made in Atlántico, a province in the north of Colombia. The artesanas, as the craftswomen are locally known, use a century-old weaving, knotting and braiding techniques that transforms the palm fibres into delicate lace-like ornaments. Both, the craft and the patterns, have been handed down over generations from one artisan to the next. Today, there are more than 65 different patterns in the region. Just the preparation and dyeing of all the fires takes up to five days, while the women work between 20 to 25 days on one piece
Cristina Celestino is one of the most prolific contemporary italian designers. Her products and interiors share a softness, often defined by curved lines, a love for pastel hues and subtle links to Italy's rich design heritage. She graduated from the school of architecture at IUAV University of Venice in 2005 and started working as an interior and furniture designer

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