Handwoven luxury and artisanal textile design crafted by Citlalli Parra with maguey espadín, pita, yute and raw linen. Exhibited at the past event Camino Maguey.
La naturaleza, las formas irregulares e imprecisas, la textura de la arena en la costa y la textura de la tierra árida de los campos. Una convergencia entre lo estético y lo orgánico, la sensación el caminar sobre la arena y las marcas que sobre ella deja el agua, la profundidad.
This is a very personal project that I wanted to start over a year ago but always delayed for one reason or another. I used coffee filters, agave fiber, pita fiber, hemp, corn leafs and wood crusts. There’s so many things within our reach that we can use to create art and these were my choice.
I like to call this piece a ‘Natural disorder’.
Biombo II ~ natural fiber series
Handwoven with totomoxtle (native corn leafs), agave fiber, pita fiber, yute and ‘Carrizo’.
Inspired in our mountainous landscapes where our emblematic plants such as corns and agave interweave themselves creating subterranean braided roots.
This piece is a unique one, but I’m open to requests on similar pieces I’ve made. As you can see in the middle there is a “quiote” with the pita hanging (the fiber I’ve used) as a symbol of the materials that can be used from many plants. Specially this fiber comes from a family of ground bromeliads and it’s scientific name is “Aechmea Magdalanae”. It came to me all the way from a community called Cerro Del Coquito in San Juan Lalana, Oaxaca, very close to Valle a nacional and almost border with Veracruz. This type of fiber is considered the Mexican silk and at least here in Mexico it’s slightly more expensive due to its rareness and low production.
A recent wall hanging request I’ve recently finished in which I used pita fiber, family of ground bromeliads exclusively as main fiber, but I also used hemp, silk, linen and cotton. Even though it was an special request and it’s a unique piece, I’m incorporating this piece into my Natural Fiber Series Collection and hopefully soon I can make more and upload them in my store.
CONTEMPORARY- AUTOCHTHONOS DESIGN
Re purposed designs with ancient symbolisms and traditional techniques applied within the weaving and hand dying. Woven wearables, accesories and home decorations
made by the artist and alongside the help of master weavers/ artisans so far from Guanajuato, Guerrero and Oaxaca.
Handwoven in manual and floor loom, naturally dyed.
Each piece is considered unique but we are open to limited editions and collection series, as well customed orders based on our previous designs.
The making intends to be as sustainable as posible using materials that are enviromental friendly.
Citlalli Parra is born, raised and based in México. Visual artist self taught through her family upbringing. Her mom is a mixed media artist and her father is a social-political-activist and beekeeper. Her upbringing lead her to raise awareness to indigenous and social matters and the importance of trascending beauty through threads of life, mainly through the knowledge of indigenous communities where the symbolisms within the weaving history and ancient techniques with dying shows a direct relationship with cosmos and nature itself. It is a great matter to turn to slow fashion and support local artists/artisans in need of work and trascend their feelings and wisdom through our weaving hands. Being mexican with indigenous origins and economical difficulties in her childhood truly makes her understand the basic needs of 60% + of our mexican population and value shifts to be made in our hand made beautiful arts and crafts.