The origins of a proud tribe
A deep-rooted heritage
Some of the things that they have been able to preserve are their language: the mapudungun, religion and structure.
At VIRTŪ, we are fascinated by the knowledge of the Mapuche in textile production. Their techniques of weaving and using stunning partners have been transmitted through generations. Women who excelled in this art were highly honoured and had a bigger place in the community, hence the excellence of their work. Modern Mapuche women transmit this art by teaching their daughters according to the customs of their ancestors. If the Mapuche now-a-days buy foreign garments, they still take pride in wearing their own products and designs. They continue to produce ponchos, accessories and all sorts of garments with historic features.
You can discover more of the traditional designs here.