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MATAMBA is a creative studio where we design innovative pieces working directly with the artisan communities around Colombia. With them we co-create modern ideas that enhance ancestral techniques and preserve their culture and identity. Our proposal results in essential, timeless and contemporary designs.
FOUNDER: Jennibeth Iguarán & Juanita Gil
TEAM: 5 full-time employees + 95 artisans.
MATERIALS: Fique, Iraca palm.
TECHNIQUE: Weaving and crochet.
Jennibeth Iguarán, industrial designer, and Juanita Gil, fashion and textile designer, met while working with artisan communities. They toured various territories exploring Colombian traditions, crafts, techniques, and raw materials. After this experience, MATAMBA was born to continue highlighting and preserving the country’s craftsmanship.