Passionate Aranka Horvath to the soul traveler, explores the ancestral art and has built trust by collaborating with various artisan workshops worldwide. Each collection is handcrafted, no mas produced, in limited editions to be coveted & chershed.
Molas coming from Kuna culture installed in a territory between Colombia and Panama,the origin of molas is the painting of the body (tattoo) wich was postponed on fabric. They are cloth ornamental works worked back to front with the technique of the application embroidered, elaborated very colored fabrics. The worked molas traditonellement by the women of the Kuna community is not only dierent and unique;the women wear all their life and the death. The art of Molas reects not only a big naturalistic and artistic knowledge but also the deep representation of a very original culture.
BATIK / HAND WOVEN
Batik is a fabric dyeing method using wax to create patterns and designs. This method make use of resist technique,applying areas of cloth with wax ( a dye-resistant substance) to present them from absorbing colors when the cloth is dipped into dye. A method thought to be over a thousand years old. A tradition of making batik is found in Asia, Indonesia, West Africa, Middle-East.
Weaving process consists of ve basic operations,shedding,picking, beating-up,left o and take up. Is a method of fabric production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. The longitudional threads are called the wrap and the lateral threads are the weft;the other method are knitting,lace making,felting and braiding or plaiting.
BANDHANI / TIE AND DYE
Bandhani is highly skilled process. The technique involves dyeing a fabric which is tied tightly with a thread at several points;this producting a variety of patterns. Bandhani work,after the processing is over,results into a variety of symbols including,dots,squares,waves and strips. Bandhani pieces can be dyed by natural an articial colors. The fabrics is hand-tied with wire before immersed in a bath color. Impervious area creates draws the desired pattern. Blues are obtained from Indigo,most used natural bers such as cotton and silk. The history of dyeing can be dated back to pre-historic times. Dierent types of tie and dyes have been practiced in India, Japan and Africa for centuries. Tie-Dye became fully developpe in China during T’ang dynasty (618-906 A.D.) and Japan during Nara period ( 552-794 A.D.)