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Wood, a resource that lives in Colombia

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Wood, a resource that lives in Colombia

Wood-made art Due to the large variety of woods that can be found in Colombia, artisans from different parts of the country have specialized in working it to elaborate utilitarian and decorative products that represent their traditions and cultures. Among the main artisanal centers dedicated to the work of wood, the coffee axis stands out,…

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Colombian handicrafts for the world

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Colombian handicrafts for the world

Filigree, threads telling stories To talk about filigree and how this technique has been rooted in the country’s artisanal communities, it is essential to talk about the beginnings of jewellery in Colombia, which can historically be divided into two stages. The first stage is the pre-Columbian, which corresponds to the pieces of goldsmith that developed…

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Modern Colombian handicrafts

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Modern Colombian handicrafts

Indigenous culture of spirits The boat of the spirits is a ritual object of the ethnic Wounaan, carved in wood of balso by a Jaibaná (spiritual leader), to face the misfortune, the sickness and the death. In this material are carved crewmembers known as páchaidáma, representing people and animals that protect the Jaibaná, enclosing in…

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Colombian handicrafts

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Colombian handicrafts

Ritual objects, Bala and Cubeo The balay is a concave basket woven in palm of Guarumo, Juajua, Cumare or Chambira. It is made by the Cubeo ethnicity from a thick red, black and crude fabric, which follows the ancestral precepts that affirm that the messages that the father says are collected. They must be compact…

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Ritual object demarcate the culture

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Ritual object demarcate the culture

Banco Sikuani   The ritual bank is an object carved by the Sikuani community in a single piece of Machaco wood. They represent zoomorphic figures adorned with the carving in bas-relief of geometric traces, product of the abstraction of the forms in which they perceive the animals. These geometric strokes are also reproduced in the…

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COLOMBIAN CRAFTS

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COLOMBIAN CRAFTS

Baton control The baton is a symbol of power that only civil and sacred leaders such as the Cacique and the Jaibaná can hold in the Embera and Wounaan communities. Since children, men learn to carve the wood of Oquendo and the palm of Macana, to meet high standards the manufacture of his cane, in…

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COLOMBIA Artisanal culture

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COLOMBIA Artisanal culture

The Universe of Crafts The Gunadule indigenous community also known as Kuna, Cuna or Tule, is formed by about sixty thousand indigenous people living in Colombia and Panama. Of these, two thousand live in Colombia in the departments of Chocó and Antioquia, in the territories of the Darien Province and the Gulf of Urabá. In…

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Molas, forms of tradition and protection

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Molas, forms of tradition and protection

Handicrafts for Community In the framework of the exhibition Molas. Layers of wisdom, the Gold Museum, the Bank of the Republic, presented an investigation to learn more about the indigenous community Gunadule (Kuna, Cradle or Tule) and highlight what is behind the “Molas” craft pieces made by women Gunadule with Dedication and expertise. In the…

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Contemporary craftsmanship lands in Madrid

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Contemporary craftsmanship lands in Madrid

European handicrafts The Madrid design Festival is presented, an event of contemporary design and craftsmanship that brings together the design revolution of Madrid’s houses in the Sixties. Located in Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa and with free admission, it will be available to the public until March 10th. After the success of its…

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CRAFTS OF THE WORLD

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CRAFTS OF THE WORLD

Typical Mexican handicrafts Besides the gastronomy, if there is something that represents Mexico in the world are its handicrafts, which can be from a beautiful vase of black clay or a warm rebozo to a majestic tree of life or Talavera de Puebla. Discover here Some of the typical Mexican handicrafts and know the reason…

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