ElGatoMontes

Gato Montes Internet Bazaar

Portland, Oregon 183 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (27)

ElGatoMontes

Gato Montes Internet Bazaar

Portland, Oregon | 183 Sales

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Gato Montes

Announcement    Welcome, the work presented here is a symbol of what we hold dear, of our passions, our dreams and our desires. All items pictured are examples of made to order items, some of the actual goods pictured in the photos may still be available for purchase, please send a message specifying specific color and stone preference or to ask to see photos of our current stock. Thank you for stopping by.
-El Gato and company

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Last updated on Sep 22, 2017

Welcome, the work presented here is a symbol of what we hold dear, of our passions, our dreams and our desires. All items pictured are examples of made to order items, some of the actual goods pictured in the photos may still be available for purchase, please send a message specifying specific color and stone preference or to ask to see photos of our current stock. Thank you for stopping by.
-El Gato and company

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About ElGatoMontes

Sales 183
On Etsy since 2015

The Work

Gato Montes is a collective consortium of sun darkened artists and dreamers, well worn boots accustomed to the long miles of travel and life on the road. We are a representation and homage to the international movement of Artesanos, wandering the fog capped peaks of discovery, exploration and creation. We are passionate makers of handcrafted goods in predominantly leather, but also silver and stone. We as a collective seek to end the mass consumerism of the global marketplace by creating beautiful, ancestral works that are built to last into the next generation. It is our sincere desire to spread the techniques of our trade and open dialogue as often as possible around social justice and intersectionality in our daily lives as individuals as well as while at festivals. We got our start years ago, riding bicycles through Latin America, hitch hiking in the Himalayas, living on the beach and partaking in the beautiful experience that is to learn to make things and sell them to put food in your mouth! Life is meant to be enjoyed and shared in community, which is perhaps the most integral aspect of our personhood, we are seekers of community, community in our trades, community in our art, community in our daily lives. It is in this way that we are able to forge together our passions of art and social justice into a viable lifestyle that not only sustains us, but also helps create the change we strive to be.

Shop members

  • Santiago El Gato Montes

    Owner, Creator, Underwater Basket Weaver

    My zen comes from movement and creation; using my hands, jumping continents, being really caffeinated. Years of traveling and creating art have influenced my style as well as introduced me to a consortium of crafty allies. I hope you enjoy our work!

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Last updated on May 15, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Sure thing! Contact us and share your ideas, hopes and dreams, if the going gets very very personalized so does the price and time it will take to make.

Sizing details

For ALL OUR BELTS you must provide us with an accurate measurement in either centimeters or inches of your body/waist where you plan on wearing the belt, we will make it so that the belt will be able to go up or down 2-3 inches from that measurement to allow for different outfits and layers/uses.

For holsters you must also send us your shirt size to give us an idea of the range to account for, a simple XS S M L XL and so on will do.

Anything else can be customized to any size constraint you may require, be it necklace height/ length, or wrist size for bracelets.