Working with natural materials, bare feet on the ground, using my body and hands, is a raw and intimate process. It makes me feel that I am truly alive and is also a way to cherish memories of lost loved ones. Moons covered in shadow grow into new and full moons over and over again shining and reflecting light into dark skies.
Halona is made by Babette Leertouwer. Babette developed her love for the outdoors early on in life, at her grandmothers farm. She still enjoys the back to basic way of slowliving and care for plants and animals. Babette’s grandmother taught her to be sustainable in the old-fashioned way.
Babette studied at Amsterdam Fashion Institute for Design & Styling. Her she researched the philosophy of wabi sabi. This became her inspiration for life and her work, like also nature is for her.
“Besides a textile artist I’m also an activist. My wool work is an protest against the exhaustion of our earth. We need more craftmanship, working from the start with our materials. It always start in nature, not in a factory. Designer becomes farmer. “
“My Halona wall hangings invites you to touch and feel, your senses should be used. Here we can find answers for today’s big challenges. Let’s surround ourselves and our interiors with living material. You don’t sit in a parking for fun; too much dead material. Choose life.”
Buy a Halona wool wall hanging tapestry! Wallart made from natural materials. It improves your acoutics and brings warmth in your interior. Made of local Dutch sheep wool. Unique and handcrafted by Babette Leertouwer. Slowliving way of life. Background made of linen what is fairtrade and sustainable.