As artist/artisans ourselves, both of us have celebrated and collected indigenous on our individual travels. Not surprisingly as a couple, we have continued this tradition. Our living room is an explosion of colourful art acquired on our trips together. We have:
- indigenous and Mayan masks from Panama and El Salvador
- oil on newsprint painting from Havana
- indigo batik scarves from El Savador
Our latest acquisition are silk scarves from Mexico’s Pineda Covalin. The first time we were in Mexico we didn’t purchase any of their work but on my most recent trip, the El Dorado Seaside had Pineda Covalin prints up all over our room and the lobby. I couldn’t help myself but pick up many of their pieces this weekend.
Pineda Covalin is a Mexico design company known for its signature prints reflecting the customs, traditions, motifs of Mexico’s diverse communities.
Their designs include more well established motifs such as the Virgin of Guadeloupe, Monarch butterflies, skulls (for day of the dead), pineapples etc but also lesser known motifs.
Garrrry and I were drawn instantly to the colour and authenticity of the design house. When you see flashes of Pineda before and during our time in Mexico together, we hope you will enjoy the art as much as we do.