An ethic poncho in the style of american Indians.
Photo session in ethnic style. Location: coast of Australia, Perth. Model: Tania Canizales. Photographer: Rodrigo Canizales. Designer: Daria Evtushenko.
The scorching sun. Ocean. Wind. A bird’s flying and the feeling of freedom. Astonishing brightness of the nature. It is the way I imagine Venezuela, the motherland of such indian tribes as the Wayuu, the Timote and the Cuica. It is only Venezuela where you can find both blue peaks of the Andes and vivid jungles of Amazon. There is the longest coastline among Caribbean with endless sandy beaches. This burst of colours is reflected in the diversity of venezuelan nations, in the mixture of indian traditional clothing and the Mediterranean of the Western Europe.
A poncho is a work of the folk art, I would even say that it is a national cloth for indigenous peoples of the South America. Traditionally, it is hand knitted, so it is unique. I also wanted to create a poncho by myself, as I feel and imagine it. My specimen in venezuelan style is made in bright blue and red tints. All the richness of the country’s nature I transferred to the creation, using different ornamental patterns, yarns’ textures - full freedom of realization. Specially for the poncho I sewed a lightweight skirt made of cotton, using the same tints.
When you knit with desire and love, trying to reflect the spirit of the certain nation, you just cannot help giving some of your warmth to the thing. You make it alive! Making the poncho, I thought about my friend Tanya, a lovely venezuelan girl, who now lives in Australia. It was only her I imagined in the poncho. Apparently, it was not by chance that she got my parcel from faraway Siberia on the 31st of December and she made a return gift for me - a marvelous photo session on the cost of the ocean, with joy and lively emotions. My dream of Venezuela came true…
The author of DaraFolk clothes is Daria Evtushenko.