In the spirit of giving this season, Krrb has handpicked 12 secondhand and handmade gifts from our Holiday Gift Guide to give away to lucky readers as part of our Holiday Gift Giveaway. You have until 6:30 EST on December 18th to enter for this gift below.
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably not the biggest fan of mass produced art. Your wall hangings should be used as pieces that represent you and your character, so skip the cliche prints and find something truly unique to your space. This handmade yarn painting by Krrb member Lorena Masterson will give any empty space a whole new vibe and happens to be today’s gift giveaway! The colors and texture used here will definitely add a warm element to your home this season (even though as I write this it’s a sunny 62 degrees on the East coast) and will get you ready to cozy up all winter long.
While the aesthetic of the piece was enough to attract me, it’s the history and tradition that really make it special. Lorena explains that her inspiration comes from the Huichol people of Jalisco and Nayarit in Mexico and their tradition of yarn painting. These traditional yarn paintings are made of yarn pressed into boards and coated with wax and resin. The paintings first appeared in Guadalajara and were derived from nierikas. Nierikas were initially made to represent visions they experienced while using peyote and then left as offerings to the gods. Cool, huh? Lorena began working in this medium in 2006 (without the assistance of hallucinogens), and we sure are happy she did because these are unlike anything else we’ve seen before.
Other Great Gifts
If you don’t end up being the lucky winner of this yarn painting, don’t worry because there are many other great pieces of original art in Krrb’s Holiday Gift Guide for you to snag: