Artist Profiles

Artist:

Artesanias Chilenas

Region:

Western Hemisphere

Country:

Chile

Organization:

Artesanias Chilenas

Media/General:

Jewelry

Year(s) Attended:

Arlington: 2018
Santa Fe: 2007, 2008, 2016

About:

Artesanías Chilenas is one the most important organization of Artisans in Crin. The group of 15 artists works in the town of Rari to create their jewelry from horse hair. Since the entire process is done by hand, each piece has a unique identity. Their brightly colored and intricately woven figures include flowers, butterflies, and women holding parasols. This art has been passed from generation to generation for 200 years and the group is considered the pioneers in innovation and reviving the tradition.