HAND WOVEN BY THE WOMEN OF TIBANA
Just hours from the capital city of Bogotá, but worlds apart, lie the little farm houses in the hills overlooking the town of Tibaná, where the women divide their time between household chores, caring for the animals and weaving. They originally worked with thick strips of bamboo woven into baskets before discovering the opportunities of weaving with tall grass from the paramo. The material is brought down on horseback before being dried, dyed and cut to size for weaving. Bunches of grass are delicately woven together with fique to create stunning forms. Each piece can take the women up to a week to weave before being brought down to the town.