The Crin Toy Collection is Adorable

 - Dec 12, 2011
References: eggpicnic & mocoloco
The Crin Toy collection by Camila De Gregorio and Christopher Macaluso is playful and cute. These adorable toys consist of little pigs with bunny ears that happen to be wearing some handmade, traditional ensembles. Their dresses are made of 100% horsehair and the designs were inspired by the styles worn by some habitats of the famous mountain range called Los Andes, South America.

Both artists, in collaboration with Marcela Sepúlveda, who is an artisan from an Andean town, used a 200-years old weaving technique called Crin to create the clothes for the toys. The designers declare, "The tradition of horse hair weaving is a technique passed on from generation to generation for the last 200 years. The horsehair is washed, dyed, and woven by hand." This kind of weaving is legendary in Chile, where De Gregorio and Macaluso come from.

With funny Spanish names like Eggpicnic's Carmelita, Altiplánico, Aguayo and Poncho for the figurines, the Crin Toy collection is rich in history and cuteness.