Special collection 2018
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
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.
At this week’s 2019 Las Vegas Market Winter Show, Creative Learning exhibitor and Finatur Design Founder and Director Magno Caterino received the Global Goodness Award. The Las Vegas Market Global Goodness Awards recognize furniture, home decor, and gift companies who incorporate sustainable practices and social responsibility into their product manufacturing. These companies are honored for the positive impact made on people and communities across the globe. According to Esther Ossei-Anto, Senior Marketing Manager for the International Market Centers, “Las Vegas Market buyers and exhibitors are extremely conscious of the ongoing impact that their purchasing and manufacturing decisions have on the overall health of the global environment. They are seeking products and solutions that make a positive difference in the world around us.”
Finatur Designs has worked in Colombia for more than 20 years, providing product development support and marketing plans and strategies for indigenous communities and folk artisans. According to Caterino, Finatur Design’s goal, “extends beyond just yielding revenue: through our work, we make an impact on culture and improve the livelihoods of the families in the communities we work with.”
Since 2017, Creative Learning’s Aid to Artisans (ATA) division has partnered with the Las Vegas Market to host their Training for Entrepreneurs in Artisan Markets (TEAM) program. TEAM is a premier training and mentoring program to bring emerging international entrepreneurs with artisan-based businesses to the U.S. Retail Market. During the Winter 2019 Show, Creative Learning brought over 20 artisan businesses from Colombia, Mexico, Pakistan, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tibet, and Lesotho to exhibit their products at the Market. @ Creative Learning Center.
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 MendozaZenu'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 SthewarPublic 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 OpuaMaster 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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.