MARCELA CARRASCO. The Loom Route.
Marcela comes from a family of chamanteras. At the age of six, she took the loom from her mother, Luisa Cantillana, and began weaving. His father, Manuel Carrasco, seeing his interest, made him a small loom. At the age of 11 he wove his first blanket strap and at 15 he wove his first cloth for chamantos. His teachers were his aunts, outstanding chamanto weavers, Filomena and Alicia Cantillana, before whom he presented a sheep's wool tape, with drawings of grape clusters and vine leaves, which was approved by both and they let him know that it was ready. ready to make chamantos. He started working for his aunt Filomena. In 2006, Marcela became independent and promoted the commercialization of her own garments. At Rengo's rodeo she discovered that her fabrics were very popular, since all her work was original, which prompted her to continue in this magnificent art.
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