A Boi is an ongoing series of timeless textile pieces that recall and rethink the past, bringing new questions to the present. Every piece is unique and has a special rhythm and mix of colour.
The material used in the textiles consists of a very high quality alpaca wool that comes from Peru. Alpaca wool has beautiful properties including an adaptation to body temperature and very kind touch.
I started this textile collaboration with William some years ago; he is an extremely talented handicraft artisan from a small town near Bogotá. There, he has a studio. This town owns a long lasting tradition of textile making. Together with William, we sit down by the loom and experiment with the traditional elements that have constituted the textile iconography of this place since pre-colonial times. We weave together for days. We meet to exchange know-how and share different perspectives on how craft and contemporary design may intersect. Together, we look at the traditional iconography and weaving structures of his region and we twist and reinterpret these graphic symbols to create a new perception of them and how we interpret them.
For me, it is extremely important to have a clear, close, and fair working relationship with William, with a lot of respect for each other ́s knowledge and opinions. We both settle our conditions in a non-hierarchic and horizontal way.