Basket-making with cane fibre

Cestería en fibra de cañaveral (Arundo donax)

INNOVARTE carried out several projects in this country. One of them consisted of designing new products elaborated with cane fibre by indigenous artisans from Santa Clara La Laguna. This town is situated in one of the most beautiful places in Guatemala, the Atitlan Lake. INNOVARTE’s intervention was based on improving existing local products in order to obtain functional more decorative objects. This was carried out by combining cane with other fibres, adding up typical textiles and trying new plaiting techniques.