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Shopper’s Diary: Artisanal Wares from Colombia at Someware Goods

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Shopper’s Diary: Artisanal Wares from Colombia at Someware Goods

August 31, 2016

On our radar: Someware Goods, the LA-based online shop that features housewares “handcrafted by artisans and designers from around the world,” is currently featuring a line of Colombian-made products. (It’s fitting, as the site’s founder, Giselle Hernandez, is Colombian-born.) We think the indoor/outdoor enamelware and woven totes (made of fique, a leafy plant native to the Andes) are perfect for the transition from summer to fall.

Photography courtesy of Someware Goods.

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Above: The San Mateo Hammock, made in Bucaramanga and packed in a drawstring pouch, is portable for impromptu lounging; $266.

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Above: This sturdy enamelware set from Bogotá company Criolla has four layers of porcelain enamel; $55.

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Above: The soft color of these placemats comes from organic cotton and natural dye; $40 for a set of four.

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Above: Colombian Guayacan wood, rather than stone, gives this mortar and pestle its durability; $25.

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Above: The geometric designs on this braided doormat are inspired by maritime signal flags; $98.

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Above: Hand-crocheted fique totes from Santander, Colombia, stash beach necessities or work essentials; $78.

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Above: Female artisans in Santander, Colombia weave these tea towels on traditional looms; $26.

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Above: Pull out this wool throw ($280) on cool fall nights. It’s woven in the mountains using ancient methods. (We named it one of our favorite wool blankets for winter.)

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Above: Each of these woven fique storage baskets takes three days to make. The small version is $70; a slightly larger one is available for $88.

Love the look of fique? Check out our picks for woven Columbian rugs.

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