About Us

Ethnic Origin Company is the manifestation of the desire to reconnect with African culture.

Through the preservation and safekeeping of ethnic treasures, Ethnic Origin Company raises awareness of African artifacts through supporting artisans and telling their untold stories to a global audience.

 

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Petra Gurin
Owner and Chief Curator of Ethnic Origin Company


Driven by a love of beauty and a desire to preserve the past, Petra spent years developing her aesthetic eye through a multitude of experiences including working as an interior stylist, photographer, potter, floral designer and refinisher of antique goods.

Born in Hungary, Petra grew up living under a socialist regime where she listened to stories from her family members about the devastation left in the aftermath of World War II. Through these untold stories, lost in time, she learned about the treasured artifacts lost in the destruction.

With a degree in Anthropology from Oregon State University, Petra's love for art, passion for history, and her heart for preserving the stories of our ancestors, is exhibited within Ethnic Origin Company's curation.

 

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Survival International

As an avid supporter of Survival International, Petra feels that the indigenous people are in danger, neglected and exploited by modern societies. 

“It is our responsibility as a human race to preserve and safe keep our roots, our origin. There’s so much we can learn from indigenous people, one good example is their relationship with the environment, which they’ve been taking care of for thousands of years. I am hoping that my involvement with Survival International will encourage others, and together we can make a difference.”

To donate to Survival International, please visit their website below.

www.survivalinternational.com

Your donation greatly appreciated.

 

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Greenpeace

Ethnic Origin Company supports Greenpeace, the non-governmental organization that focuses its campaigns on worldwide issues such as climate change, sustainability, deforestation, overfishing and other pressing environmental and social issues.