Eggpicnic is a design duo from Santiago, Chile who have created an extremely adorable series of four characters known as The Crin Collection. Each character has an equally cute name: Carmelita, Altiplánico, Aguayo and Poncho.
I think this is Altiplánico (above). The hat is terrific. It’s interesting what Eggpicnic has accomplished via subtraction. The character has no mouth, no arms and no real body, but it doesn’t feel incomplete at all.
I thought Aguayo might like to go for a little spin. So: wondering what The Crin Collection is made of?
Each figure is hand-cast in resin and dressed in 100% crin. As it turns out, “crin” is horse hair, and in this case, the horse hair has been washed, dyed and woven by hand.
The Crin Collection is a collaboration between Eggpicnic and Marcela Sepúlveda, an artisan living in Rari, in the Andean foothills south of Santiago, Chile. Eggpicnic explains that “the tradition of horse hair weaving is a technique passed on from generation to generation for the last 200 years.” If you, like me, are digging these, here’s the rub: tradition is expensive. Without any mention of size, the figures are priced at $1,000 USD each. Eggpicnic is making them on demand until they reach the cap of 10 pieces per figure. So cute. So costly. Email hello [at] eggpicnic [dot] com to purchase.
[Thanks to @iammisterquiche for the tip!]