Pelo de Caballo

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The horsehair is one of the most delicate handcrafts and with the most elaboration time and difficulty; but when it is finished you get truly amazed by the pieces. Cristian and his family have more than 30 years working this technique. The horsehair is recollected and it goes through a disinfestation and cleaning for you can use it without any problem. Originally the horsehair is used for belts, riding straps, decor the horse riders and ranchers clothing. He have worked with Cristian to create new useful products such as book marks, tablecloths, napkin holders, etc. The process after the cleaning consists on separating the horsehair by colors, creating 10ths and joining them in one hole thread. They do this step three times to form a braid. After having many braids they join them to create patters depending on the colors to release a piece as the one shown.