Special collection 2019
In 2019 collection, we celebrate ancestral roots inspiring our color palette through the warmth of the Caribbean based on clothes and accessories that are worn traditionally in Fandango and Cumbia (folk music and dance). Designed to reflect the joyfulness and abundance becomes the core of each piece.
We welcome you to explore the world of Finatur by Magno Caterino
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.