Creates unique designs entirely by hand. We offer a modern
interpretation of the craftsman tradition, always considering quality,
durability and functionality in all of our products. We promote the values of
self-teaching and self-employment to others who want to walk the roads of the
All of our products are completely handmade by either Gerardo and colaborators.
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or, however unlikely,
complaints-- please contact us. Your satisfaction matters to us as
We thank you for your business, as it allows us to continue our craft and way
of life. We believe in the value of handmade work, old traditions, and the
ability to sustain oneself by working for oneself.
Think global, act local. Think big, buy small.
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Gerardo, the founder of Elquino, is an artisan
who works full time creating functional products and art. He works exclusively
in his techniques: leathercraft and micro-macrame. When he is not building his
business, he participates in a community in beautiful Eugene, Oregon.
One of the
aims of Elquino Art is to create a collective of artisans who work in
cooperation. These artisans can help each other by sharing techniques,
workspaces, and venues for sales. In this way the experience we have gained
over the years can be promoted and shared among all, creating a more solid way
of sustaining the individual or collective production of local artisans.