Scarabajo is a Seattle-based brand founded by botanical artist Atenas Morales in 2020. It is renowned for its unique and one-of-a-kind pieces, which are created using botanical materials sustainably collected from the Pacific North West and Atenas's hometown in Mexico. The intricate prints and designs on textiles, ceramics, and paper are inspired by the colors, patterns, and textures found in nature, making each piece truly unique and special.
The brand's name, Scarabajo, which means "beetle" in Spanish, serves as a nod to the small but mighty creatures that play a vital role in the ecosystem.
Scarabajo is not just a business, it's a celebration of the beauty and diversity of the natural world and a reminder of the importance of preserving it for future generations.
Atenas is a botanical artist passionate about capturing the everlasting beauty of nature and preserving it through her art. Her work combines the traditional techniques of botanical printing and natural dyeing, using sustainably sourced materials from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Each created piece is one-of-a-kind, showcasing the unique patterns, colors, and textures of the natural elements she works with. From delicate prints on fabric to vibrant yarns and textiles, her art brings the splendor of nature to the forefront, encouraging a deeper understanding and connection with the world around us. Her work is not only visually stunning but also meaningful, preserving the natural elements in art form and fostering a sense of respect and love for our planet.