Quickie: Basque Design Treasure found

by anjel on November 25, 2009



In addition to there beautiful country and delicious food, the Basque have a rich tradition in symbolism. You often see older buildings and pathways marked with various patterns and icons. When we were at the Fete du Piment in Espelette, I was blown away by a local artisan company that takes these traditional designs and applies them to tableware with a modern twist. They are all locally produced, handmade, and use bio-friendly ink. If it were not for the backpack, I would have easily walked away with a server plate or two.  They do ship overseas though!  Check them out at Gatu Creations.

Google translate does a fair job on the site, and in the “Collections” section you can find brief explanations of different symbols

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