SOUVENIR welcomes Toquilla, a collection of handmade home accessories created in collaboration with Canadian and Peruvian designers and artisans. From hats to baskets to plant holders, Toquilla offers a thoughtfully designed and carefully crafted range of handmade products for those looking for authentic artisanal designs with a contemporary aesthetic.
ABOUT THE TOQUILLA COLLECTION
The Toquilla collection has been brought to life in the northern Peruvian community of Catacaos – home to one of the world’s most ancient and honoured weaving communities. For centuries, these expert weavers have devoted themselves to the art of weaving intricate goods from the fibres of the toquilla, a fine palm-like grass. The collection is a fusion between modern design and time honoured tradition.
The initiative is the work of Brand[Trade], a Canadian social enterprise bringing high-end artisanal products to market with the goal of contributing to ongoing, sustainable livelihoods for global artisan communities through branding and design. The Toquilla collaboration between Canadian designers, Peruvian designers and accomplished artisans, supported by the Governments of Canada and Peru, tells the stories of the communities, and celebrates their history and traditions through contemporary design collections aimed towards the international market.
For more information on the collection and its makers, visit the Brand[Trade] website here.