Asaí-Art encourages and support indigenous craft.
Our providers are indigenous communities who preserve their weaving traditions.

Asaí-Art is a small craft shop managed by jewelry designer Patricia Peña and her sister fine artist Maria Peña. These two Colombians had the initiative of transforming a newspaper kiosk located in the heart of Melbourne City, Australia into a pop up craft boutique, following the traditional small street craft shops existing at streets of Bogota, Colombia. It was opened a few years ago and since then, it is rapidly growing, innovating its products and expanding to art and craft festivals and markets in Australia.

We offer handmade artistic wearable accessories such as jewelry, shoes, ponchos and handbags for both men and women.

Handcrafted jewelry designed and produced by Patricia Peña, utilises organic materials such as seeds, fruit’s skin (orange and melon skin, watermelon, melon, pumpkin seeds), and natural fibers. Patricia designs and does handcrafted necklaces, bracelets and earrings with weaving techniques learned back in Colombia from indigenous communities, such as the “Tikunas” located in the Amazonas region and the “Kamtsa” in the Putumayo region.

Their craft is inspired on daily rituals. They collect, process and weave natural fibers to produce craft with symbolic patterns and to depict the elements of nature: water, fire, air and soil. These elements are alive in their traditions since pre-Columbian times.

We encourage and support indigenous craft.
Our providers are indigenous communities who preserve their weaving traditions.

 

Beading handcrafted jewelry is designed and produced by Embera indigenous family in Colombia. Handmade shoes with patchwork fabrics are designed by Kunas indigenous communities in Colombia and Panama. Handmade Aguayo weaving tapestry shoes are designed by Indigenous Peruvian families. Handmade ponchos for women and men, designed by craft people in Ecuador and Colombia. Handmade handbags are made in Ecuador with traditional indigenous patterns and in Colombia by Wayuu indigenous families.

Our vision is to give integrity and importance to handmade and handcrafted products to support and help to preserve indigenous art and their traditions.