The process to obtain chaguar thread takes the following steps:
Harvest: The women walk through the woods searching for chaguar. As the leaves have thorns, they collect the plants with a stick. Sherd: The women select the leaves and extract the prickly coverage.
Degumming: The women hit the threads and the leaves to eliminate impurities.
Bleaching: They rinse the clean threads and dry them in the sun. The stronger the sun, the whiter the thread will be.
Making the string: The artisans separate thread by thread, which have different thicknesses. Afterwards, they twist the threads above their legs using ash to help them obtain a strong textured thread.
Dying: The women use routes, fruits, cortices and leaves from the native woods of Gran Chaco to get colors. The traditional colors are the ochers, blacks and browns.
Design: The designs arise from the cultural WICHÍ universe, a village of hunter-gatherers that have always lived in the mount following the rhythms of nature. The designs reproduce the shapes of the animals from the woods, with which the hunter stablishes an intimate relationship; they even get identified with the spirit of the prey. Some of the most common patterns are the loin of the suri, the eye of the owl, the chest of the woodpecker and the skin of the snake.