Special collection 2018

Innovation & Design

Finatur Design — along with its new extended collection — by Magno Caterino honors the best of two worlds, pairing Pre-Colombian Zenú weaving traditions with a contemporary minimalist design.

Working together with three selected families of master weavers, Magno designs and realizes unique jewelry and accessories — the styles of which are exclusive to Finatur. The beauty of the patterns, which are inspired by ancient traditional styles, paired with Magno’s discerning eye for development, result in museum-quality pieces that are accessible for everyone.

The collection consists of art pieces such as bangles, bracelets, chokers, rings, earrings, dream catchers and necklaces - and also extends to custom-made pieces, enabling buyers to make take part in the design process by selecting their own materials and combinations to create a piece unique to themselves.

We welcome you to explore the world of Finatur by Magno Caterino

Our Achievements

International Folk Art Market 2018 Has invited our Ceo Magno Caterino Maecha to act as an "expert" advisor during their education program. The program will take place on Wednesday, July 11 from about 9 am to 4 pm at Christ Church in Santa Fe. This event is organized by Artist Opportunities and Social Impact departments at Santa Fe New Mexico United States of America.

Finatur Design has recently been awarded a recognition from the International Art Folk Alliance IFAA where it has been chosen among many contestants around the world as an innovative designer. This achievement was reached with Zenu´s designs unique full of luxury and contemporary designs that combines traditions and new fashion trends.

Last 2017 we were named as protocol and travel coordinators by The International Folk Art Alliance. In December 2017 we were visited by a delegation from Passport to Folk Art one of the most important institutions that promote tourism to communities around the world getting to know by first-hand master artisans and leaders, cultural expressions and wonderful landscapes full of history and tradition.

We have attended the following expositions :

  • January 24-31 Las Vegas Market. 2019
  • December 21-23 Prudential center Boston Ma, Winter 2018
  • December 15-16 Cambridge Ma, Winter 2018
  • July 2018 Santa Fe Folk Art Market IFAA Santa Fe New Mexico 
  • July 2017 Exhibition Marketplace Smithsonian Museum Washington DC
  • July 2017 Santa Fe Folk Art Market IFAA Santa Fe New Mexico and years ( 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • June 2017 Folk Art Market At Arlington University Texas.
  • June 2017 Folk Art Market Collection at Dallas Market Center Dallas Texas and years ( 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • May 2017 International Trade show Puerto Rico
  • July 2015 Trunk show San Diego Zoo
  • October 2015 Special award recognition as the best design by International FIART from Havana, Cuba
  • 2008-2011 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
  • 2008-2011 Spain
  • 2009 Milano International Fair, Italy
  • 2009 Portugal Fair, Lisboa
  • 2009 Summer Market Gothemburgo Suecia.

Our Team

We are all committed to one aim and it is to make this project a sustainable way to preserve traditions.

 

Magno Caterino

Magno Caterino

CEO

Recently awarded with a recognition from the International Art Folk Alliance IFAA where he has been chosen among many contestants around the world as an innovative designer. This achievement was reached with Zenu´s designs unique full of luxury and contemporary designs that combine traditions and new fashion trends. Magno Caterino has built a long relationship with indigenous and folk artisans, for the last 30 years, he has been providing his knowledge to preserve traditions and promote them abroad Colombia. He studied in Sweden, focused on Logistics and contract laws, Project Management, Marketing and Business Economics along with Design courses that were taken in Sweden and Colombia, all of these facts togheter have become key turning on favor for folk artesans and communities.

Reinel Mendoza

Reinel Mendoza

Zenu's Leader

Reinel Mendoza has been pre-selected and nominated for the Craft´s Master award 2016 by Artesanías de Colombia the most important institution regarding folk art in Colombia. He is considered among the sixteen best artisans in our country. Well known in his village for being always searching to preserve our traditions has kept alive a cultural heritage through his job.

Miller Sthewar

Miller Sthewar

Public Relations & International markets leader

Miller Sthewar Guzman is in charge of international relations, He contributes with his English skills, writing texts and filling some of the application forms needed to participate in international fairs, he has been also helping with photo and video shooting. His passion for ancient cultures and traditions match Finatur Design`s interests. He quotes "we are what we do and we do what we are". He actually performs as an English teacher and project manager.

Plinio Opua

Plinio Opua

Master Artisan

Plinio Opua is a leader from Wounann indigenous, his community has suffered forced displacement due to the armed actors of the conflict, guerrillas and drug dealers that operate outside the law in their territory. Our artisans and masters are now working along with Finatur Design. We have created a project where more and more families are involved in making accessories and jewelry, we have overcome our expectations and this coming 2018 we will be showing our collections at Dallas and Arlington Texas.

Testimonials

Magno Caterino Mahecha Lopez, founder of Finatur Design has a passion for the artisan sector and is gem if looking to connect with indigenous artisan cooperatives throughout Colombia. Magno’s dedication is contagious as he travels throughout the country to help create market opportunities for rural families and cooperatives. Approximately 60% of the artisans he works with are women and the remaining, men. He primarily works with five indigenous Colombian communities - the Zenu, Wounaan, Wayuu, Arhuacos, and Kankuamo. Magno handles logistics, design, and development of new products. He acts as an international agent and advocate for the artisans he works with. If looking to source, purchase, or design recycled wooden decorative objects, traditional Wounaan baskets, Wayuu mochilas, cana flecha accessories and/or home decor, Magno is a great point of contact. I was delighted to connect with Magno and hear more about his involvement in the sector and valuable services he offers.

Lisa Ferguson

Lisa Ferguson Canadian Designer Lisa Ferguson Interior Design

Dear Magno....Thank you so much for your wonderful note to Susan Walker. I have LOVED and worn these beautiful Columbian bracelets.....without the words.....ever since I found you at the Folk Art Market, and I have given many, many as gifts. And now I give them with special words, and still wear all of the different ones you make....black, red, beige, etc.....all the time. They are so special and beautiful and I am hoping to see you at this year's Folk Art Market to say Thankyou in person! My best wishes to you and your exceptional artists, Ali MacGraw.

Ali MacGraw

Ali MacGraw Actress, model, author, animal rights activist Biography

Magno Caterino Mahecha is the founder of Finatur Design, an export company based Bogota, Colombia. Magno handles design, development, marketing and export logistics of new products. He acts as an international agent and advocate for the artisans he works with. If you are looking to source, purchase, or design wooden decorative objects, traditional Wounaan baskets, Wayuu mochilas, cana flecha accessories and/or home decor, Magno is a great point of contact. He also acts as an international agent, representing the work of four indigenous communities throughout Colombia. Magno Caterino Mahecha Lopez is passionate about the artisan sector and is a priceless resource for buyers wanting to connect with indigenous artisan cooperatives throughout Colombia. He travels throughout the country to help create market opportunities for rural families and cooperatives, primarily working with five indigenous Colombian communities - the Zenu, Wounaan (People of the Water), Wayuu, Arhuacos, and Kankuamo.

Annie Waterman

Annie Waterman

"Colombian artist Magno Mahecha is marking his sixth consecutive year, bringing to market wares from an artisans collective based in an ethnic Zenu community on the Caribbean coast. He said the experience has helped the Divino Nino collective branch out from traditional woven "Vueltiao" hats into high-fashion accessories and large, one-of-a-kind pieces — including a living-room ottoman. Sales in Santa Fe also translate into sustained work for skilled artisans who otherwise resort to selling coffee on the streets of Cartagena. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.

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