Cuyana x Ángeles Ortiz

Cuyana x Ángeles Ortiz

Introducing our first-ever exhibit for SF Design Week, 164 Women: an installation deeply rooted in our brand heritage.

Ángeles Ortiz

Ángeles Ortiz

In collaboration with Ecuadorian art and design curator, Ángeles Ortiz, and artisans from the María Auxiliadora Association from the Sigsig Canton in Ecuador, we created an installation that showcases the impressive craft of weaving toquilla straw. Ángeles Ortiz’s globally recognized work marries culture, human behavior and the arts – connections we value deeply.

164 Women

Titled 164 Women, this installation is a celebration of Ecuadorian culture and a tribute to the power of female community. Composed of 164 pieces, each uniquely crafted by a different woman, the installation explores the cultural identity of Ecuadorian women and the role of craftsmanship in today’s tech-driven world.
In honor of generations of craftswomen, the unique and individually constructed pieces in this installation are intertwined to represent the traditional braids worn by the Sigsig community.

Toquilla Straw

The piece exemplifies the unmatched level of dedication in working with toquilla straw – a cultural practice on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Only woven in two Ecuadorian cities – Montecristi and Cuenca – each square inch of a single piece is comprised of between 1600 and 2500 hand weaves.

Our Toquilla

This installation is crafted by the same community of women that weave Cuyana’s first product, the toquilla straw Panama Hat. Our original essential: The Panama Hat is a celebrated part of our brand heritage that takes Ecuadorian artisans eight hours to weave by hand.

Navy
navy
  • white/black
  • navy

Panama Hat

Toquilla Straw,
$85
Made in Ecuador
Folding Panama Hat
natural
  • natural

Folding Panama Hat

Toquilla Straw,
$75
Made in Ecuador
Natural
natural
  • natural
  • black

Summer Hat

Toquilla Straw,
$95
Made in Ecuador

Visit Us

Visit us in our SF store June 20th through 29th to experience the exhibit.