The black pottery is hand made in the region of Tolima in Columbia. The artisans find the special clay on the shores of the Rio Magdalena river. Every piece is dried in the sun and then polished with specially selected pebbles. After that, they are baked at very high temperature and smoked with dried spices. That gives them the black color. Each bowl, plate or scale can be used on all sources cooking heat (except induction).
Most of the jewels are made with the elements found in nature, such as seeds of fruits or albumen of palm trees. This is the tagua : the vegetal ivory of Latin America.
Others are made with small pearls, the chaquiras, by the Colombian women, who create them to wear at important festivities and ceremonies. Most of the jewels have a special meaning.
There are as many different mochilas as there are people.
Travel through Colombia with us : we offer you Arhuacos mochilas made of wool in the Sierra Nevada, the coloured one's made of cotton by the Wayuu people's of Guajira or the mochilas Kankuamo made of sisal.
A true artisan expression of pure Colombian tradition where sacred symbols reflect part of their history.
Each bag has a name and a meaning and requires two months of work.
You will discover the peoples through their products.
Each moment when the women are freed from their daily tasks is spend on creation of objects.
You will find these women creating in the shadow of a tree or late in the evening when the children are a sleep.
The sale of their creations allows them to acquire a few products for their family.