Craft: fabrics of life

Crafts are the expression of indigenous people’s work and cultural heritage, their customs, the use they give to things, therefore they surpass the object as a decorative element since they build their culture in the daily routine of hunting, sowing and rituals.

Nukak: The way they communicate with the jungle manifests itself in their basketry and fiber fabrics. The instruments they use for collecting plants and animal species (insects, batrachians), for hunting, fishing and horticulture, express their art and technique. The Nukak Woman when weaving sing in their mother language.


Indigenous knowledge and thought are symbolized in their dress and, in this sense, they are part of their own forms of communication


Indigenous People Faces

Face and body painting are part of the identity of the Emberá Dobida and Eyabida (Katío and Chamí), Nukak and Barí peoples, but it is also their form of expression of cosmogony, of the spiritual and of the earthly.

Their identity vibrates with the red coloring on their faces; They highlight the jungle paths and the spiritual connection.


They live next to the water, that is why they take special care of the rivers, which are their main source of food. In those semi-nomadic villages, subsistence crops also constitute part of the food diet of these communities.

Landscape – Territory

The landscape is the territory of indigenous peoples and communities. The territory is their chagras (crops), houses, but also the mountains, jungles and rivers.