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Handmade goods from Argentina

The elementals: silver, wool and leather


Argentina is famous for its handmade goods. Silky llama and vicuna wool are woven into luxurious ponchos, blankets and even wall hangings. Many feature the intricate geometric patterns of the Mapuche people, the indigenous inhabitants of South America whose motifs adorn some of the country's most beautiful textiles and silver work. The linear patterns of Mapuche weaving were passed down for centuries and also influenced silver work design. Naturally, in a place so famous for its horses, delicately tooled leather is a key feature of Argentina handicrafts, including elaborate trenzas, or braided leather bridles.


Discover handmade goods from Argentina


In traditional cultures, artisans would bring their handmade goods to the open-air markets of larger towns to expose their art and skill to a wider audience. Discovered is the modern equivalent: an online marketplace for the artisans of the world. When you buy Argentina handicrafts from Discovered, you buy directly from Argentinian artisans themselves. The purchase you make directly benefits these skilled handicrafters by promoting their financial independence and supporting their efforts to achieve their personal goals and dreams.

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