the salvatierra family

Londres, Catamarca, Argentina.
Graciela Salvatierra is the fourth generation dedicated to the weaving trade. Today she works with her husband and her sons Mauro and Diego Gutiérrez.
In 2017 she was selected as one of the 10 artisans worldwide to participate in the Kuala Lumpur Craft Festival to share her knowledge with other weavers around the world of the Guarda Atada (designs using a tie dye technique). This technique consists of setting a design on a plain background and tightly tying the areas not to be dyed with cotton rags. The dyes are produced by the artisans themselves with natural elements. Among others, they use onions, walnut shells, roots, beets and jarillas. The process of creating the poncho requires several stages carried out by the artisans themselves, from producing the fleece, spinning the thread and weaving the wool.
In 2019 a poncho made by the family was awarded the first prize at the Fiesta Nacional del Poncho.
Londres, Catamarca, Argentina.

the salvatierra family

Graciela Salvatierra is the fourth generation dedicated to the weaving trade. Today she works with her husband and her sons Mauro and Diego Gutiérrez.
In 2017 she was selected as one of the 10 artisans worldwide to participate in the Kuala Lumpur Craft Festival to share her knowledge with other weavers around the world of the Guarda Atada (designs using a tie dye technique). This technique consists of setting a design on a plain background and tightly tying the areas not to be dyed with cotton rags. The dyes are produced by the artisans themselves with natural elements. Among others, they use onions, walnut shells, roots, beets and jarillas. The process of creating the poncho requires several stages carried out by the artisans themselves, from producing the fleece, spinning the thread and weaving the wool.
In 2019 a poncho made by the family was awarded the first prize at the Fiesta Nacional del Poncho.