Ibuju by Francisco Jaramillo

Ibuju is a project focused on the Colombian jungle preservation using “yaré” fiber as a sustainable material to replace indiscriminate deforestation.

“Yaré” is the example of the great biodiversity that Colombia has. This fiber extracted by indigenous communities in the south of Colombia grows attached to trees and has been used by local communities for the development of handcrafts. This Ibuju project starts with a group of weavers, translating the furniture aesthetics made from wooden blocks in a primitive way, to the use of “yaré” weaving in these same geometries.

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