The art of crochet is learned at an early age and passed on from mother to daughter. It takes 5-10 years of apprenticeship before a young woman is qualified to do the intricate crochet work required of Aseneth designs. These beautiful hand-made dresses, tunics, and tops are each one of a kind, created by each woman expressing their individual skills and emotions.]]>
Our Aseneth accessories, such as belts, scarves, and bags use traditional looming and braiding techniques known as poyvi (pronounced "poy-been") that ensure quality and durability over many years while maintaining its form and stylish appearance.]]>
Once the yarns are woven, our fashion designers determine the appropriate application of the yarn and fabrics to each season's line-up of crochet tunics and tops and braided accessories. Below are examples of recent season's offerings. Please check the seasonal designs for the most recent Aseneth creations.]]>
The all-natural and authentically organic materials come from small family-owned village farms and sustain the economy of local populations while impressing the outside world with its unque characteristics of cooling and absorption.
We offer different kinds of fabrics, braiding and crochet work. The name of the fabric is “Ao Po’i “, which means narrow or thin fabric. This “linen-type” cloth is embroidered with threads of same or different color to create beautiful hand stiched patterns on our tunics, blouses and dresses.
The lace that is featured on many of the designs is called “Encaje”, meaning lace and Guarani word “ju” meaning needle. The patterns in the lace are usually geometric designs or flowers common to Paraguay.
The unusual and beautiful textile art of these fabrics are known and valued worldwide as "nanduti".]]>