GEORGINA CAMUS. The Loom Route.
Born in Santiago, Georgina learned her trade at the age of 17 at the Helen Keller School for the Blind, after losing her sight at 16. Although she studied Library Science at the University of Chile, paving the way for blind students, learning in stick weaving and pedal loom marked her vocation as a weaver. With the passing of time, she joined a witral course, a Mapuche loom, taught in Pelequén, and later became one of the students of Jorge Fredes, a famous textile artist in the region. In 2016, she was recognized as an outstanding artisan by the Office of Productive Development of the Municipality of Rengo. Now he is able to go around the contours of the garments and imagine their fabric. She is accompanied in her trade by her husband Gerardo Ibarra, who, after working for 30 years in the field of industrial electronics, shares with her his passion for the loom and its plot.
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