The Gift of Ancestral Beading



WHEN: 3-5pm 23 Aug 2020 –

COST: $40

TICKETS: Eventbrite

Mami Watta Collections is hosting a workshop dedicated to sharing the Embera beading technique using looms and multicoloured miniature glass-beads. There has never been such a crucial time for us to stop, recalibrate and give time to ourselves and our creativity!

We like to hold a sacred place where our sessions feed you with unique cultural insights from millenary cultures from Latin America, combined with technical skills in beading. Our network of beaders is growing around the world as more people take up this unique style of beading and let their imagination run free! We specialise in rich cultural and educational material where we also provide our students with tools to build emotional resilience, connecting to the present and cherishing creativity.

Price includes materials for use such a personalised loom, 21 choices of colours, needles and thread. The class is accompanied by tools for mindfulness and awakening our creativity. (All materials are packed in individual zip lock bags and have been sterilised, we follow strict rules in compliance with 107 Project's instructions for social distancing and Covid-free care).

*Our classes use best quality of materials such as Traditional Czech Beads, waxed thread and professional beading needles*

Our workshops are led by Ana Maria, a mestiza woman taught the art of beading by the Embera tribe who she has been working with for the last three years through her social enterprise Mami Watta Collections. Ana Maria is a committed artivist with a profound passion in Indigenous Affairs. Ana also has a a degree in Political Science, in which she specialised in research around Indigenous connections to land and environmental sustainability.

Through Mami Watta Collections Ana trades with groups of artisans from across the globe, establishing long-lasting connections with families to support their craft-making and provide them with tools to help them to continue to protect their precious cultures. Ana's guiding force is her aim to support the sustainable development of the artisans and showcase the technical and ancestral artisanship of the crafts.