ANKANÁ designs timeless pieces of art-to-wear, a relaxed opulence and quality finishes with an inspiration from culture and life. The ANKANÁ collections are inspired by the natural and cultural wealth of La Guajira Colombiana, combining mixed techniques of artisan jewelry and ancestral fabrics.
ANKANÁ was born from the innate curiosity and passion of two sisters for their heritage and ancestral past, for the physical and spiritual world that surrounds us, represented in the essence of cultures and their traditions.
With an eclectic mix of aesthetics, knowledge and tradition, ANKANÁ presents a new facet of artisan jewelry and ancestral fabrics.
Founded in 2018 by sisters Samia and Saray Solano, inspired by their hometown south of La Guajira, Colombia. ANKANÁ represents the love for its roots and local talent, with modern and innovative contrasts under high quality parameters, bringing art closer to everyday life.
Esperaara Siapidaara Ethnicity
Cuatro Tetas LF was Born in the Canaan Indigenous Community, Guapi (Cauca- Colombia) as a family business and a productive activity, but over time “Cuatro Tetas LF promotes the participation of both men and women and the activity becomes more productive and the economic retribution more prolific. Unemployment in Guapi (Cauca) is frequent; therefore, by involving the members, men and women of the family to work, it guarantees an acceptable income for each family in the community.
With materials given by nature, they make large and small baskets, any baskets and fabrics, baskets, two tits, hip flasks, half pouch baskets, tubular baskets, towel holders, terlenkas baskets, wallets, bins, vases, hats, fans, bread baskets, fruit bowls and many other products made with vegetable fiber Chocolatillo and straw Teapot.
Men Nowadays provide support to women in the extraction of the raw material, processing it and weaving it. Once they have a good understanding of the process, they participate in every part of it. Currently there are 12 men as capable as the 20 women to produce pieces of Chocolatillo and Teapot straw from the beginning of the production chain to the end.
Sinu for you
Our products are handmade in Sincelejo, a city located on the Colombian north coast. Their main component is the cane straw, Cañaflecha, a plant similar to a palm or sugar cane. Their leaves are green and once harvested, they are separated into ribbons that are then stripped, dried and prepared to give them the different colors that characterize our products. Then, they are bleached to give them the natural tone, or dyed with natural or artificial pigments to give them colorful tones. After this, they are separated into fine fibers that are braided by hand by the craftsmen, forming different figures, depending on the way they are braided. These figures are called “pints” and reflect the experiences of the artisans, such as originally captured by the Zenú Indians, from whom this tradition comes.
Those cañaflecha braids are the ones we use in our bags and accessories, making them stand out by joining them with contemporary textile pieces.