Pele Levy-Strauss started out a native New Zealander, was raised in the Marshall Islands and Hawaii (she was named for the goddess of the famous volcano there), went to college in Durango, and fell in love with Colorado. Now in Boulder, Pele discovered a passion for the craft of Macramé.
Unlike most textiles, Macramé is produced using knotting, rather than weaving or knitting. Long crafted by sailors and crafted in many parts of the world, Macramé emerged in the US in the 1960s, associated with hippie culture. It has recently experienced a resurgence in popularity for its sculptural qualities, natural materials and refreshing simplicity.
Pele has made a number of lovely, practical and affordable macramé creations for our holiday gift market!