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.

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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.

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Heart Roars

Heart Roars

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)

-Bryonie Wise

 

Veronica:

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.

October 31, 2017 by The Onikas
There's a lot of history in these textures...

There's a lot of history in these textures...

Hello everyone, Jonnyka here!  Last weekend my hubby Carmen and I went to the amazing Contemporary Museum at Laguna Gloria in Austin to shoot our new ponchos.  It was a beautiful sunny Texas day and my artist husband played staff photographer and myself the model. The reality is that the best photos taken were the gorgeous product shots that revealed simple textures and details. In the midst of our shoot Carmen became super inspired by the way each product looked against the natural surroundings. And seriously, it does not get much better than this museum, a beautiful partly indoor, partly outdoor, sculpture park.  Austinites - if you have not been recently, run-- don't walk --as it is an art-filled oasis! 
September 20, 2017 by The Onikas
Healing Hands

Healing Hands

"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.

August 02, 2017 by The Onikas