Indigenous handmade tradition
There is a small village in the highlands of Ecuador called Zuleta, which is home to hundreds of incredibly talented artisans. With their hands, they have made of embroidery an expression of high quality art. It’s in this beautiful village where Catelina, a family business, was created. Generation after generation, this family has encouraged women from Zuleta to keep this ancient tradition alive. Together they create the most beautiful garments and pieces of home decor.
The history behind the technique
This technique consisted on stitching small pieces of colorful fabric to white clothing in order to create decorative patterns.