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totumos
design from latin america

186 eversleigh road, london SW11 5XT
tel: 020 7223 3261 mob: 07771 772 227
email: sales@totumos.com
 

 

totumos

made from dried totumo fruits. these are hand painted and decorated using natural dyes resembling tropical fruits. these make beautiful decorative accessories.

1 coloured totumos

a  orange

b  mango

c  aubergine

d  assorted (oranges, mangos, aubergines, lemons & pears)

2 decorated totumos

a  small

b  medium

c  large

caña flecha (cane arrow)

cane arrow is handled by the Sinu people transforming it into the most fine bracelets

3 caña flecha  bracelets with silver clasp

a  single

b  double

c  spiral

tagua (vegetable ivory)

Made from dried, polished and dyed seeds of a palm that grows in the tropical rainforest.

4 Tagua

a  natural

b  zebra

c  coloured (yellow, green, brown, red, purple)

 

1 coloured totumos

 1a

 

hammocks

San Jacinto hammocks are hand woven by a cooperative of more than one hundred female artisans who work from home using the finest quality materials. San Jacinto hammocks do not present seams since they are weaved in one piece increasing its strength and durability.

5 tango

a  cream

b  blue

c  red

6 merenge

a  green

b  brown

c  burgundy

7 mambo

a  cream

b  blue

c  purple

8 salsa

a  red

b  pink

c  blue

 

Available in other sizes and colours on request.

 

5 tango hammock

 

  5a

 

 

9 itaca (a, b, c)

 

 

 

 

 

9d

 

 

 

 

 

9e

 

candles

handmade candles with unusual designs

9 itaca

available in white yellow and orange

a  large

b  medium

c  small

d  squared

e  rounded

10 bamboo

a  large

b  medium

c  small

11 cinnamon

12 coffee

 

large pots

since pre-colombian times, the ceramic activity of Quimbaya, Sinu and Nariño  cultures has shown to be an art.  our replicas are exact copies from original genuine pieces, made using the same primitive pre-hispanic techniques, conserving their charasteristic elements, colours and textures.

13 quimbayan pot

(52cm H x 68cm D)

14 sinú pot

(61cm H x 66cm D)

15 nariño pot

(63cm H x 64cm D)

16 tairona pot

(57cm H x 54cm D)

 

 1b

 

  5b

 

 1c

 

  5c

 

2 decorated totumos

 

  2a

 

  

6 merengue hammock

 

  6a

 

10 bamboo (a, b, c)

 

 

11 cinnamon

 

 

12 coffee

 

  2b

 

  6b

 

  2c

 

  6c

 

 

13 quimbayan pot

 

 

14 sinú pot

 

3 caña flecha bracelets

 

  3a

 

7 mambo hammock

 

  7a

 

  3b

 

  7b

 

  3c

 

  7c

15 nariño pot

 

 

16 tairona pot

 

4 tagua

 

  4a

 

8 salsa hammock

 

  8a

 

  4b

 

  8b

 

  4c

 

  8c

 

 

 

 

 

 

we offer latin american crafts that are beautifully made using time honoured traditions combined with contemporary design, the finest materials and incredible variety in colour.

 

we work closely with our crafts people to create unique products that are often inspired by the exotic natural habitat of latin america.

 

our collection includes large earthenware pots, colourful hammocks, contemporary candles and fine jewellery.

 

we look forward to sharing our collection with you, and please call or see our website for further information.

 

 

 

Fabio George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

totumos

design from latin america

 

186 eversleigh road, london SW11 5XT

tel: 020 7223 3261 mob: 07771 772 227

email: sales@totumos.com www.totumos.com

 

 

spring summer 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

totumos

design from latin america

 

 

 

 

the totumo is a tropical  tree with large twisted branches and white yellowish flowers. its fruits are like gourds and vary in size from rather small to extremely large. pre-columbians have used the dried skin as recipient for holding food or water for centuries.