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Designer Mae Engelgeer transforms natural, especially soft new wool into the light and elegant creation of the new ames plaid. In combination with fine silver and gold yarns, graphic patterns are created on the loom. The designer adds fringes to the lower end of the hand-woven blankets, thus bringing out the manifold structures of the delicate and coarser yarns once again. The plaids are pleasantly soft and can be used as a light blanket or as a throw. Thanks to a tunnel at the upper end, they can also be hung as a tapestry or curtains. The plaids are available in two colours - purple and aubergine shades and a green terracotta version. The colours can be combined with the cushions of the chumbe collection.
The plaids are made according to an old tradition in small manufactures in Cundinamarca, a suburb of Bogotá. They are elaborately handcrafted by the artesanos on horizontal looms. From the dyeing of the wool to the weaving and the finished product, the artisans work on a plaid for about two weeks.
The products of the ames collection are mostly made from natural materials and produced in small, traditional manufactories. As each object is unique, there may be slight variations in size and colour.