a boi

Textile Design

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I. pron. clí. Prefijo de tercera persona. Third person conjugation

 Boi

s. Manta (vestido prehispánico). Plaid (pre-Hispanic “dress”)

A boi: his plaid

These unique pieces are the result of an encounter between William Contreras and Ana María Gómez in the mountains of Cucunubá, Colombia. There, every family carries generations of textile knowledge with them. William and Ana shared and exchanged know-how, different perspectives on making textiles and how craft and design may intersect. The storytelling tradition of this region recounts that it was Bochica, one of the gods of the Muisca people, who taught them to spin and weave plaids.

My interest is perhaps in the possible balance between a human scale production of textile and the full-scale practice of design.

For this project, I endeavoured to make an interpretation of the construction of these plaids, which are based on ancient pictograms of the Muiscas. Now that they are made, these textiles are ready to host new warm encounters.

HANDMADE unique pieces

Plaids, 90% alpaca, 10% polyester

170 x 200cm

Scarves, 80% alpaca, 20% polyester

60 x 200cm 

30 x 200 cm

Machine wash gentle cycle cold

Sales contact at: hola@anamariagomez.me 

Photography and edition: Alexandra Colmenares 

Art direction: Alexandra Colmenares and Ana María Gómez

Model: Eva Mariette 

 

 

 

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