The pieces begin with an exploration of our relationship with the plant world, as well as ways to regain physical contact with the landscape we inhabit, as a starting point for creation. We identify with the plants that surround us and create from them and their ecosystems. Through the act of weaving with reeds we somehow recover the physical contact with the coastal wetlands, and establish a relationship with this ecosystem. The use of reeds dates back to pre-Hispanic times. The link established by the ancient inhabitants of Peru with this plant made possible the development of textile technology in our territory. The first textiles found in Peru date back to 9000 years B.C. and were made from the vegetable fibers of reed, totora and maguey. The Reed Sandals project allows us to explore our relationship with pre-Hispanic clothing and get closer to our history, bridging the gap to the local footwear tradition.
Being a vegetal footwear, the reed sandals have a sustainable life cycle: they are biodegradable and compostable garments.
Reed from Huacho wetlands