Objects and Culture
Culture is often defined and recognised by certain objects. Here's a compilation of some that evoke the atmosphere Colombians grow up with.
''Cántaros de güérregue'', or ''Werrege baskets'. These beauties come from the pacific coast, handmade by indigenous women. They are found mostly in the corners of the living room - often holding dried branches or flowers.
Iwa mochila Bag from the Wayúu Collection. Crystallized with Swarovski crystals.
Home With Courtyard
Colombian home with courtyard garden. Takes me back to when my parents would send us for vacation
Work Of Art
Nose Ornament Date: century Geography: Colombia Culture: Calima (Yotoco) Medium: Gold Dimensions: H.
This is one of the happiness-related tools in Colombia, by giving the perfect texture to colombian hot chocolate.
Books For Children
Pombo was a colombian poet born in Bogota. His books for children gave us the first taste of irony and that strange humor all of us adopted.
Known as ''Kuisi'' in english, made from a hollowed cactus stem. We grow up listening to their sound, mostly in songs by Toto La Momposina, Gaiteros de San Jacinto and the beloved Carlos Vives.
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One Hundred Years of Solitude. This book is part of everyone's library in Colombia. Most families own various copies and different editions. It's a beloved object!