HAND WOVEN BY THE WOMEN OF THE EPERAARA SIAPIDAARA TRIBE
The Eperaara Siapidaara are an incredible indigenous community, originally from El Cauca, who relocated due to the violence in 2008 and are now living in Bogotá. Weaving in paja tetera is a tradition that has been passed down for generations. The baskets were originally used to store food and household items and have now become their main source of income. Traditionally it is the women who weave and the men who trek up to three hours into the jungle to harvest the materials. The plants are then carried back and left to dry for three days before the women can begin weaving.