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Javier Medina

  • Weaver
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Javier Medina Weaver
Contact
Spanish, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 14:00 / 17:00 - 20:30 and Saturday 11:00 - 14:00
Phone:
+34 666009240
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Eco-friendly art

  • • Javier specialises in handmade sun mirrors and straw animal trophies
  • • His work combines tradition, modernity and avant-garde design
  • • His organises and promotes collaborations between artisans

One spring day in 2017, American actress Sarah Jessica Parker entered a cozy workshop in Malasaña, a hip district of Madrid. Fascinated by the woven bull, rhino, reindeer and deer heads hanging on its walls, she met the artist, bought two of his 'ecological trophies', took a selfie with him and posted it on the internet. Thanks to Parker’s Instagram post, Javier S. Medina’s work now commands international attention. His eco-friendly items, woven from the native grasses of Spain, are popular among actors, models and diplomats. He's come a long way since moving to Madrid from Badajoz, Extremadura, with dreams of becoming a successful artisan and restorer, setting up his first studio in a garage he renovated in the style of an old-school workshop.

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Works

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Natural goat wool ecological trophy

This ecological wall hung trophy of a buck’s head has been fashioned from a combination of wicker and natural wool. Javier Medina used wicker for the body of the buck and wool for its curly fur.

Length 40 cm
Width 35 cm
Depth 20 cm

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Photo: © Javier Sanchez Medina
Natural sheep wool ecological trophy

This ecological wall hung trophy of a sheep’s head has been fashioned from a combination of wicker and natural wool. Javier Medina used wicker for the body of the sheep and wool for its curly fur.

Length 30 cm
Width 20 cm
Depth 25 cm

Javier Medina Weaver
Photo: © Javier Sanchez Medina
Pleita and lía ecological trophy

This ecological wall hung trophy of a bull’s head has been fashioned from intricately handwoven wicker. Various weaving patterns and techniques have been used to accentuate the different features of the bull’s head.

Length 35 cm
Width 30 cm
Depth 25 cm

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Sun medulla mirror

The frame for this mirror, a shining sun, has been carefully handwoven from soft rush.

Diameter 60 cm

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Medulla star mirror

The frame for this mirror, a shining star, has been carefully handwoven from soft rush.

Diameter 45 cm

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