Nirmala Cristal Waterhouse started embroidery about 10 years ago and 2 years ago decided to take up her lineage’s craft which is called Ñanduti. Ñanduti means “spider web” in the language Guarani. She spends most of her time doing this craft and time doing childcare. She feels honored to carry this beautiful craft and share it with the world.
Ñanduti is a sort of Embroidery/weaving style that the Guarani people of Paraguay have been doing for a very long time. Nirmala grew up seeing them all the time in Paraguay and also in her home in the United States. She believes it’s important to carry on these beautiful indigenous arts and not forget them. Through this fund, she will be working on a Ñanduti, multicolored, 1.5 ft Diameter, circular.