These mobiles are perfectly balanced for the most graceful movement. Just pull and release the bottom string and watch them fly. Each is constructed of medium-density fiberboard, hand-painted, and decorated with dyed tagua nuts. These whimsical flyers are handcrafted by a woman-owned business that employs single moms and internally displaced Afro-Colombians.
Business founder Karen Torres is a Chicago native, born to Colombian immigrants. She's had a lifelong desire to learn about her Colombian heritage, especially the indigenous half of her cultural heritage. Her indigenous ancestors were most likely Muysca, from present-day Boyacá. While history books claim the Muysca are extinct, there is a fervent reclaiming and reconstruction of Muysca culture & knowledge in and around Bogota. Thus, Karen is committed to working with indigenous artisans and ancestral techniques whenever possible and supports projects that preserve the rich ethnic history and art of Colombia’s indigenous peoples.
Woman-Owned | Latina-Owned