Santesteban is the world of customization, the limited series and the khow-how.

Our objects tell stories and reflect emotions. They are modern inheritances for a lifetime.

In the designs there is a harmonious relationship with nature and that is the raw material that Verónica Santesteban chooses every year so jewelers, cabinetmakers and embroiderers can work upon.

Each and every piece is born from rusticity and carved by the best of their craft.

We are the connection with the clients who value the handmade as an articulator of universes.
All details reflect the beauty of the imperfect because each onyx stone, fragment of wood, horn, bone and chaguar fabric is distinct, unique and incomparable. 

These are the materials that the third generation of artisans work on today, they are the guardians of a wisdom that's been passed through years of carefully perfecting a craft.

Our pieces come to life in slow and laborious processes. Each product speaks of a landscape and its people.

We seek to be a part of the rekindling and appraisal of this particular form of art, its cultural influence and meaning to a community that has poured everything into it. This is the story we're interested in shedding light upon.

The fabric of the chaguar

This pattern is present in many of our products. It comes from a plant that occurs spontaneously. The search and collection for textile purposes, as well as the fiber extraction, spinning and dyeing process are activities carried out exclusively by Wichí women.

They use ancient techniques in order to portray their exceptional artistry, their woven designs achieved by combining traditional shapes and tones.

Working with an environmental consciousness that they inherited from their ancestors, they have their reservations when it comes to over extraction that results in the abuse of the land. They ask Mother Nature for permission to go to harvest in the mountains, for she is the owner of all resources on Earth, and by this legacy they strive to maintain the environmental balance. This tradition will take longer than three days if the chaguares are found far away, these women will sometimes travel over 30 kilometers to source them. They shred leaves, spin, dye, weave and make. The result is a testimony of the survival of one of South America´s oldest textile techniques
In Santesteban we incorporate the chaguar in order to conserve the heritage of the original cultures of our country. We know that for them weaving is not just weaving, it is maintaining a dialogue with the origin. This work is one of the sacred elements of the regional worldview. It represents the union of human beings with nature.