Fishing has been one of the most important economic incomes in the Basque Country in Spain, and over the past times, there were many jobs to carry out. In particular, this project is an homage to the figure of the seaweavers, women that mended the broken nets that the men brought in their boats after a storm.
Ama-ma wants to continue the legacy made by them. By the use of organic materials such as bioplastics or biothreats, Aritz Antolin design a set of baskets made with seaweed following the same artisanal technique that they used for knitting the nets.
Behind these objects, the designers use alive materials as an allegory to the importance of preserving the craftsmanship and knowledge of these women, commonly forgotten in an environment dominated by men. A project highlighting how remains of the past can become a solution for the conservation of our environment in the future.
The project received 3rd place in the ITMakES competition in 2022 and was present in Fourisalone Milano on April 2023.