About the Artisans
Learn more about the art and community weaved together to make Ochabe a reality.
Ochabe is deeply connected to the hearts and efforts of the community. The company collaborates with artisans to support community, tradition, and the emphasize the power of women. Ochabe works with 150 Colombian artists belonging to vulnerable areas, supporting their livelihood while preserving the technique of iraca palm weaving through the creation of handcrafted pieces for companies and individuals.
Our story is born is in Usiacurí, Atlántico, Colombia: a magical town where my grandmother and great-grandmother were born and grew to become renowned artisans of this beautiful community.
We design and produce ethically handcrafted pieces for conscious businesses and costumers.
We are Ochabe: a woman owned and Colombian business born from the inspiration of Grandmother ‘Ocha’ and great grandmother ‘Machabe’, two women of indigenous ancestry that maintained and passed down the artisanal weaving practiced by the people of Usiacuri.
Our products are handmade using the natural fibers of the Iraca palm, and every product we make preserves the ancestral techniques handed down to us from the weaving community of Usiacuri, Colombia.