Hilamos Rust Placemats, Set of 2


Origin : Curití, Santander, Colombia

Technique : hand knitting 

Materials : fique fiber

Approximate dimensions : 13 1/2” d

A perfect placemat for every day life in a family home. Their hand knit texture and rust colored fique fiber will add a unique touch to your table.

Available in a set of 2 units. Slight tone variations are a natural feature of the fiber.

Hilamos Arte is a second-generation family run workshop led by Maria Elvia Espinoza and her son Fredy Aldemar Guarín. The workshop was founded 20-years ago by Maria Elvia and is dedicated to knitting exclusively in fique fiber. Alongside her son, Fredy, they employ over 70 families – mostly women heads of households. Through this work, they can provide a sustainable and stable income for their families alongside taking care of the home.  In conversation with Fredy, he shared with me their collective love and passion for the fiber, and that it is this, and the livelihood of their community, that drives them to continue passing this artistry to future generations with such vigor.  

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