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Gorgeous Hand-Woven Wicker Furniture Showcases Traditional Chilean Craft
Produced from the fiber of the Salix plant, a type of willow (hence the project´s name) these design wonders are made by local artisans from a town called Chimbarongo, near Chile‘s bustling capital Santiago. The town, which is well known for their history on mimbre crafts and exceptional geographical characteristics for growing it, is the perfect context for this project to run slowly but smooth, remaining sustainable in the long term. Made in MIMBRE is not business orientated. It is a local and social process which started in 2006 and have been successfully growing in a small pace as a consequence of more local people whiling to join. The antique technique of waving and working with mimbre has been used by local artisans for generations, providing a local craft for making baskets and all sorts of things out of the extremely strong, fast-growing, biodegradable and flexible material.
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