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6 Sep 2010

Crin

[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · Horse hair crafts from Rari, Chile]

[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · Horse hair crafts from Rari, Chile]

[Karen Barbé · Textile designer · Horse hair crafts from Rari, Chile]

Today I went to an introductory class on horse hair (crin) weaving (or micro-basketry), an original craft from the village of Rari, Chile. These were some of the samples displayed there (I won't show my dishevelled attempt!) Only white hair is dyed in colours – the rest is used in their natural shades.

11 comments :

Marchi Wierson said...

I love this so much!!

Kena said...

Que delicados y encantadores trabajos en crin. Acá en el norte se ve muy poco o nada de esa técnica y material.
Saludos cariñosos

k said...

Oh wow! I would love to learn how to work with crin! Wish I could take a class in New York!

Karen said...

Marchi – These are so lovely. My favourite is the lady in blue with the red hat. The crafter said she took three days to make it!

Kena – Son preciosos, pero casi me quedo ciega! El tejido es demasiado diminuto.
Oye, se había perdido tu blog!!

k – I don't know if there are any crin classes in NY but you could ask in the Puro Chile store...

creativitity channel said...

crin?! really gorgeous work!!

kellyr said...

wowowowow! beautiful! i've never heard of crin, thanks for the gorgeous introduction.

Cassi said...

Beautiful and amazing detail! Thanks so much for sharing, I had never heard of it before :)

grossomodo said...

alucino con las manos tan finas que hay que tener para poder trenzar esto! mi profe de yoga que es chilena me trajo una mariposita para el pelo hecha con esta técnica : )

Frances said...

Oh my, what a delight to learn about crin!

As your classes and practice progress, please do show us some of your crin work.

It is fascinating to see a traditional skill being used with a contemporary twist.

Best wishes.

ilse acke said...

hahaha, thought you made these :-)
but with some exercise...

curlin reed sullivan said...

oh karen your blog is just gorgeous! here i sit in austin, tx sipping a cup of coffee and feasting on all your lovely design. thanks for sharing your world with me. i'm thinking the one of your gorgeous duvets will be a real house warming present when we move to our smaller home this year.

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