Embassy Workshop: Crin from Chile

Basket with bright, striped colors of pink, blue, yellow, green and white.
Example of a basket made using “crin,” or woven horsehair.

 

Join Jimena Asenjo, Luciana Pérez and artist Guadalupe Sepúlveda for an overview and demonstration of miniature objects created with “crin” (horsehair weaving). This colorful art form has its roots in a 200-year-old tradition from the city of Rari, located 310 kilometers south of Santiago, Chile.

If you would like to try the crin technique at home during the demonstration, you will need scissors and plastic fiber (such as fishing line) in at least two colors.

This program is a collaboration with the Embassy of Chile and the Pacific Alliance.

Speakers

Jimena Asenjo, director, Museum of Arts and Craft of Linares

Luciana Pérez, deputy director of culture, Fundación de Artesanías de Chile

Guadalupe Sepúlveda, artist

How to Participate

This program will be hosted by the Embassy of Chile. Please register with them through Zoom to receive links and information to join the program.

About the Embassy Workshops

Four virtual workshops celebrate the richness and diversity of handcrafts created by women from the Pacific Alliance countries of Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Chile. The programs are hosted by embassies in honor of the alliance’s 10th anniversary.