Ñanduti in Aregua

Under a shady tree, the women of Aregua produce a particular Paraguayan lace called ñanduti. This lace evolved from the influence of Tenerife lace, but has a more Guaraní emphasis on floral patterns. Below are images of two expert ñanduti makers, Osavia Yegros and lija Magdalena.

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Ñanduti literally means ‘spider web’. It is produced in quite intricate radial movements. The intricacy seems a general style of Paraguayan culture, almost like a courtly dance of the hand.
For more on Paraguay, see here.

Just imagine what kind of collaboration might be possible between these women and some of the Australian fibre artists? 

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