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Project LV: ISHI Accessories Spring 2013

22 August 2012, 00.26 | Posted in Accessories, Jewellery | 1 comment »

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Handcrafted in Mexico, Ishi  creates  accessories that pay tribute  to the country’s rich heritage . The kind of bracelets the Snobettes highly advocate for piling on can be seen on the next page.

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Ahalife: Cojanos Silk Thread & Leather Jewellery

30 March 2011, 00.28 | Posted in Accessories, Design, Fashion | No comments »

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Spotted on  the amazing Ahalife, a capsule collection of handmade accesories  by the Cojanos of Mexico designed by Regina Barrios:

When Ishi designer Regina Barrios first started working with artisans in the Sierra de Oaxaca, Mexico, she envisioned an embroidered leather jewelry collection. The region’s indigenous Zapotec population –located in Cajonos, which is also the name of the collection- have an ancient tradition of cultivating silk worms and spinning and dying their own lustrous threads. “The production of the threads is extremely painstaking,” says Barrios, “Everything is homegrown. For example, the red and pinks hues are made from cochinilla, a bug that plagues cactus plants.”

However, while cutting the threads, Barrios discovered that the short tufts created a lush, jewel-toned texture. “We then said aha!” says Barrios, “We had made our own Indian “velvet’”.

The resulting pieces are richly embellished necklaces and bracelets that look like little art collages. Barrios has mixed the precious silk fibers with handmade silver and brass beads in whimsical patterns and hand stitched them on sustainably dyed leather pieces.

More on the next page, available at Ahalife.

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