Fileteado Porteño
Traditional art from Buenos Aires
Fileteado Porteño
The fileteado porteño was born in Buenos Aires at the beginning of the 20th century as a popular decorative craft. It originated in wagon factories, where the first teachers of the trade developed it spontaneously until it was fully matured with shapes and color. For many years, the city's cars and wagons had an original decoration which was embraced by buses and trucks.
Fileteado Porteño
Traditional art from Argentina began as a simple decoration on the trade carts of bread, milk or vegetable sellers in the early 20th century. Later expanded to the decoration of buses and truck. Today it can be found all over the city of Buenos Aires, in shop windows, bars and restaurants, murals and signs. Fileteado mixes letters and ornaments, working with different layers of shadows and lights, in order to create a sense of volume and deepness. Flowers, acanthus leaves, ribbons, birds and pearls are among the most traditional elements. This vernacular style of Fileteado led to it being declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2015.
Tango and Fileteado
Bars and shop windows
Dragons in Fileteado
Cloth and shoes
Learning Fileteado
Our goal is to make fileteado spread to the world and help our students to learn about this craft
1-2 months
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