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Tio Antonio’s Macramé Workshop was realized to create employment opportunities for women in high-risk situations. Each macramé piece, whether decorative or designed for holding planters, is crafted entirely by hand using 100% cotton thread and naturally derived dyes.  Each piece is completely original and reflects the enormous pride our artisans take in their work.

Rivas

Granada

Masaya

Calala

Big Corn Island

Artisan Bio: Jesús

Jesús is 27, and he’s been he has been making hammocks with Tio Antonio’s for seven years. He was raised by a single mom, and values spending time with his family. He is recently married!

Artisan Bio: Rosa

Rosa has been with the hammock workshop at Tio Antonio’s for more than seven years. She is a part of the program that serves to support those with disabilities. Originally from Granada, she has become the primarily economic pillar within her family.

Plant Holders

Tio Antonio’s Macramé Workshop was realized to create employment opportunities for women in high-risk situations. Each macramé piece, whether decorative or designed for holding planters, is crafted entirely by hand using 100% cotton thread and naturally derived dyes.  Each piece is completely original and reflects the enormous pride our artisans take in their work.

Mombacho

Somoto

Santana

Bluefields

Greytown

Leon

Artisan Bio: Pepe

Pepe is 24 and has been working with Tio Antonio’s for five years. He’s originally from Granada and is the breadwinner in his family. He recently completed a university degree in Journalism.

Artisan Bio: Jason

Jason is 32, and he has been with Tio Antonio’s for 8 years. He started working at the Centro Social after a spinal injury. Originally from a humble family living in the city of Granada, he has a job that he is well suited for!

Hammocks

Nicaragua has a long history of producing the finest quality artisanal hammocks. Tio Antonio continues this tradition using only the highest quality cotton and natural dyes, and each hammock is made with great attention and care, entirely by hand. Tio Antonio’s hammocks are designed to be not only comfortable, but uniquely beautiful; an addition to your porch or yard that is both aesthetically pleasing and purposeful.  Each piece is completely original and reflects the enormous pride our artisans take in their work.

Nica Hammock

Hammock Swing

Toddler Swing

Mountaineer Hammock

Mini/Cat Hammock

Artisan Bio: Jenny

Jenny began working in the hammock workshop at a young age and is now responsible for the store. Originally from a very humble family in Granada, her work with Tio Antonios has facilitated her ability to be truly independent. At present, she is close to graduation from a university program.

Artisan Bio: Gustavo

Gustavo is 27 and has been with Tio Antonio’s for seven years. Thanks to the work he does he’s been able to create a home for his family in the Nicaraguan countryside.

Love For Nica T-shirt designs are based upon the sketches of a 14 year-old aspiring artist named Josué Diaz Alvarado (read more about Josué in his artisan bio!).   Our super-soft T-shirts are made of superior quality 100% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton. 

Sun Heart – Love for Nica

Volcano + Sun + Lake

El Güegüense

El Surf Nicaragua

Artisan Bio: Josué

Josué is a bright 14-year-old student residing in Padre Ramos, Nicaragua. Along with being a talented artist, Josué enjoys reading books, playing video games, and learning everything he can about medicine.

I attribute all of my accomplishments in life up to this point to the strength and efforts of my mother.” Josué understandably has one very proud mother!