A peek into our design process...
Every Onikas design and print starts as a concept or symbol that we discuss via text, email or in person. Our studio work is completely analog in that we only use paint, graphite and pen on paper or canvas. We feel this hands on process link us to the artisans who then hand print our designs on the softest possible cotton. These are textiles that you will cherish forever as they are imbued with meaningful iconography.
The Onikas in Ecuador
Take a brief virtual trip to Ecuador and meet the women weavers who hand loom our goods. Video by Surda TV.
Bryonie Wise & the limits of our practice
(an ode to an Instagram friendship)
“I accept the love
I think I deserve,
in every part of my life-
&, it all starts here.
(Points to heart beating in chest)
I first discovered the work of Toronto based yogi Bryonie Wise from an Elephant Journal article a while back. Her words rang so true that I started following her on IG (you should too - @heart_roars) and immediately started grooving on her images as well as the poignancy of her words.
"August rain: the best of the summer gone and the new fall yet born. The odd, uneven time." -Sylvia Plath
Today, a day after the worst torrential rain I have ever experienced, I had a much needed chacra alignment by Miami based reiki master, healer, and spiritual astrologer Monica Perez of Mistica Violeta. Aside from her extraordinary healing hands, this amazing woman is hilarious, compassionate and fun. She is a distant cousin, our mothers grew up together, and now our daughters are friends. After our session I to pick her exuberant brain about the nature of the healer/patient relationship.