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Recently, the Dominican designer and member of the Casa de Campo community, Jenny Polanco traveled to the UNESCO headquarters in Paris to commemorate International Women’s Day 2015.
From the 6th to 13th of March, on behalf of the Latin America and the Caribbean group (GRULAC), our Jenny Polanco presented the exhibition “Design as an expression of identity,” a selection of jewelry and accessories, elaborated with guaiac wood, cow horn, amber and larimar.
“Design as an expression of identity,” presents works in which Polanco has combined her own talent with that of local artisans, and the use of local materials. In it were included parts of the following collections; “Haiti’s Purses”, “Mola’s Purses”, “Guayacán Wood” and “Cow Horn”.
“The aim of the exhibition is to create a space that allows the 195 State Members of the Organization and visitors to appreciate the quality of craft work in the Dominican Republic” said Ambassador Laura Faxas during the opening event.
Jenny Polanco has over 30 years of experience in the world of fashion and design, and is currently an advisor to the Dominican Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, Cultural Manager in the Eastern Region of the country and Director of the Cultural Village “Aldea Cultural Santa Rosa de Lima” in La Romana.