My greatest source of motivation for working and moving forward in the context of the country I live in is my daughter and granddaughter... I’m so excited to be able to showcase my products around the world, it means a lot to me...
Hello! My name is Marianela Martínez and I am an artisan from Venezuela.
I dedicate myself to the elaboration of pieces using as raw material the vegetable fiber of Palme.
From a young age, I became interested in crafts, as I accompanied my mother to her classes of sewing, weaving, painting, ceramics, creation of dolls... For various reasons, I left the manual work aside and went to study at the university, graduating in administration.
For years, I worked in this field, but I wasn’t passionate about it. In parallel, in my spare time, I produced woven, embroidered and other sewing techniques. But I had little free time... and it’s mostly dedicated to my daughter.
So I decided to give up my administrative work and since then I have devoted myself to realizing my handicraft products. I create woven Palma fiber pieces inspired by the traditional margariteño hat technique, developing new designs through the fusion of various materials, genres, textures and colors. The imperfections of the Palme fiber make them unique pieces, there are not two exactly identical.
My greatest source of motivation for working and moving forward in the context of the country I live in is my daughter and granddaughter. I thank them, my partner, my family and all those who support me.
I’m so excited to be able to showcase my products around the world, it means a lot to me, to know that you can succeed in doing what you’re passionate about.
Thank you, thank you all. I hope you enjoy them. A big hug to all!
Welcome to my World!
The Art of Marianela Martínez M
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