did you all have a nice weekend? i met a new friend on saturday.
for some reason he looks a little sad in that first photo, but he was actually quite excited to move in with us. he was born in the ecuadorian province of bolivar in the home of an artesan collective called simiatug samai. the women there make all sorts of neat things using a textile method that is sort of a cross between knitting and embroidery.
dolls similar to our new bunny friend were featured in the new artesan museum in quito and when i saw them there i knew i had to have one. i am especially fond of the ones that can be pulled apart and velcroed back together. after two years of searching out ecuadorian crafts it's rare for me to find something different. and while i've seen potholders and bags made with this technique this was my first time seeing the dolls.
i'm kind of inspired to make my own stuffie with pull apart parts. i'll add it to the list. the very long list. :)
have a great day!