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Onora Casa: Traditional Mexican Goods Made Modern

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Onora Casa: Traditional Mexican Goods Made Modern

March 14, 2017

Discovered via our friend Jorge Almada of CasamidyOnora Casa, a Mexico City–based housewares shop founded by Maggie Galton, an art historian and former New Yorker living in Mexico, and Maria Eladia Hagerman, a Mexican designer living in LA. (We’d previously taken note of Galton’s former textile brand inspired by traditional patterns.) Now, the two women work with local and indigenous craftspeople to “explore the vast universe of Mexican traditions, techniques, colors, and iconographies to give them new life through contemporary designs,” from black clay ceramics to indigenous-inspired cushions. Here’s a look at their offerings.

Photography by Beth Galton, courtesy of Onora Casa.

Amando Serving Plates are made in Oaxaca of black clay and evoke traditional &#8
Above: Amando Serving Plates are made in Oaxaca of black clay and evoke traditional “barro negro” ceramics.
The pillows from the Balamil Collection incorporate Mayan patterns and symbols that tell traditional stories. (&#8
Above: The pillows from the Balamil Collection incorporate Mayan patterns and symbols that tell traditional stories. (“Balamil” means “world” in Tzotzil.)
The Ana Cheese Board has black lacquer detailing and a tassel.
Above: The Ana Cheese Board has black lacquer detailing and a tassel.
Lacquered Batea Oli plates come in black on white or white on white.
Above: Lacquered Batea Oli plates come in black on white or white on white.
Lacquered Wood Dishes from Pajapan are made from sustainable wood.
Above: Lacquered Wood Dishes from Pajapan are made from sustainable wood.
A moody black marble Bathroom Kit from the Puebla area of Mexico includes a soap dish and tissue box cover.
Above: A moody black marble Bathroom Kit from the Puebla area of Mexico includes a soap dish and tissue box cover.
 The sculptural Candelabro Izu is inspired by the tree of life.
Above: The sculptural Candelabro Izu is inspired by the tree of life.
Above: White Vajilla Marina tableware is made in Talavera and has subtle patterning.
Lacquered Wooden Cutlery has a dip-dye effect.
Above: Lacquered Wooden Cutlery has a dip-dye effect.
A Copper Basket is handwoven with strips of copper by artisans in Huajapan de León, Oaxaca.
Above: A Copper Basket is handwoven with strips of copper by artisans in Huajapan de León, Oaxaca.
Onora Casa also sells a selection of table linens, including these fringed Henequen Fiber mats, woven by artisans in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Above: Onora Casa also sells a selection of table linens, including these fringed Henequen Fiber mats, woven by artisans in the Yucatan Peninsula.
The shop&#8
Above: The shop’s line of pillows includes the Tzotz Collection, which is inspired by the waterproof wool clothing of the Chamula people.
Pillows from the shop&#8
Above: Pillows from the shop’s Vintage Collection incorporate repurposed vintage textiles.
Dark and moody Barro Negro Votives.
Above: Dark and moody Barro Negro Votives.

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