ETHNIC SPIRIT SHOES
-Designed by Ethnic Spirit
On this last trip in Central and South America for 12 months, we fell in love with the women’s traditional blouses in Guatemala. Women in every small town in the highlands use hand-woven fabric to embroidered their unique designs with coloured wool and cotton. Each woman learns the design from her mother and the design explains the area from which the woman comes.
It is like a geographic marking of identity in these areas and in every big market or meeting place, women know where the other women are from by their Huipil (blouse). We worked for a few months on designing these shoes which incorporate beautiful second-hand embroidered huipiles (blouses) with 100% recycled car tyres soles, hand-stitched to create light-weight and unique shoes!
Wearable art at it’s best!!!