HANDWOVEN BY THE WOMEN OF COLOSO
Colosó is a tiny town, hidden deep in the Montes de María, whose land is strongly marked by conflict. The tradition of weaving began centuries ago, to create household storage or bags for the children’s school books. The men travel to the coldest parts of the mountain by donkey where palm leaves grow wild. Once iraca and plantain leaves are picked, they are washed, dried and dyed ready for weaving. The dried leaves are then wrapped into each other to create rolls and stitched together to create the most stunning pieces reaching up to 2m in height.