HANDWOVEN BY THE WOMENOF THE EPERAARA SIAPIDAARA TRIBE
The Eperaara Siapidaara are an indigenous community originally from El Cauca, who relocated to Bogotá in 2008, due to violence. 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. Plants are then carried back and left to dry for three days, before the women begin.