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    Kaisipaichi Community - North Colombia

    Kaisipaichi Community - North Colombia

    Wayuu women open the doors of their community and share an afternoon with us. We share this video of our visit in La Guajira.
    We still have memories and photographs of the Kaisipaichi community in the north of La Guajira. We bring you closer to the Wayuu culture and its ancestral weaving techniques unique to Colombia 🇨🇴.
    There is always a story behind everything we do, a face that is hidden in the fabrics but that is the essence of a culture. On our last work trip with the artisans we met new Wayuu artisans, brave and wise women who share their art and the experience of their lives with us.
    •To be a Wayuu Woman is to know how to weave• Colombia 🇨🇴 March - 2023.

    Castellano - Comunidad Wayuu 2023 from CASTELLANO ETHNIC ORIGINS on Vimeo.




    Learn about our latest visits to La Guajira region, where we share time with the artisans and their families. Likewise, where we show you the essence of the Wayuu culture and how you can connect with an ancestral region full of culture in northern Colombia. The Wayuu land is beautiful. The Wayuu Law is very organized and strict with its inhabitants. We have managed, for the last 8 years, to enter this legendary and brave indigenous community,  who have opened the doors for us, to work together to improve the livelihood of their artisans.

    Interview with the Wayuu Artisans

    Interview with the Wayuu Artisans

    Interview with a Wayuu artisan leader, learn about our first visit this year to her community. After 7 years of constant work, we share our experience within the community and how they have resumed their productive lives after the pandemic. “With Wayuu textiles, artisans can have a better quality of life and help maintain the nutrition of their homes. It is also a way for them to pass on the traditional knowledge of weaving to their children to keep the culture alive.”
    “We weave with our hearts ♥️ to take into your hands not only our history but our knowledge that characterizes us and defines us as a Wayuu culture...”
    We are at the service of artisans, creating a work team to the benefit of all. Castellano is a venture that believes that dreams that are born from the heart will come true with happiness, no matter how hard they may seem. Perseverance and constant work always bear fruit ♥️🇨🇴☀️...

    Castellano - Entrevista 1 marzo 2023 from CASTELLANO ETHNIC ORIGINS on Vimeo.


    Interview: How the ancestral art of Wayuu weaving is transmitted

    Wayuu fabrics have a human face and unknown roots that have been preserved for many generations. The art of weaving is a beautiful work of artisans to preserve their culture and tradition with the passing of time.

    This is why through this interview conducted at the beginning of 2021, it is possible to know how the Wayuu weaving and technique is transmitted in an autochthonous way from childhood to adulthood, highlighting the importance of keeping alive the ancestral art of weaving.

    The process begins at the age of 7 years, where the girls observe the different weaving techniques and become familiar with them, so that at the time of their "maturity", with the transition from girl to woman and the rite of confinement, they perfect these techniques learned during childhood and keep the culture alive thanks to these customs.

    Thus, the conservation of this art is very important, since the traditions of ethnic communities are part of the cultural identity of indigenous peoples, being a fundamental and representative element that keeps alive the culture and traditions of a country rich in diversity. and history like Colombia.

    We invite you to learn more about culture, and help preserve it by buying its products that are your main source of income and the best legacy for our country.

    Let's keep alive the magic and art of Wayuu weaving !!



    Learn about the project to install 30 solar panels in the Piorikat community north of La Guajira. Benefit for 50 families including 20 artisans who do not have electricity or light at night.

    Through the donation of portable solar panels, we seek to improve the living and lighting conditions of the community, also providing optimal solutions that give them opportunities to have a more dignified life. So access to light 💡, allows artisans to weave at night and do other daily tasks.

    It is with this face-to-face fieldwork that we understand the needs of artisans, coming here and talking to them is essential to get closer to their lifestyle, needs and culture. So we give thanks to the support that our customers give when buying a handle, as well as to our weavers who put their art and dedication to making Castellano continue to grow with quality products.

    We invite you to be in contact with our IG channel to see the installation of these panels on April 30, 2021.

    #unitedwe are stronger

    Instagram: @castellanoeo





    We share with you this clip in which the artisans talk about their experience during COVID-19, where we receive testimonies that show how they lived this new situation:

    "The year 2020 was a very difficult year for all of us, but we with our art and weaving were able to survive. We also survive by caring for the domestic animals of each of the families that belong here to the community. Practically here we spent it weaving so we could entertain the mind with our creativity During the pandemic ”Cristina Gomez, Wayuu artisan in the Piorekat community.

    Thanks to this experience, we learn more about their lifestyle, allowing us to capture the best smiles on their faces and distract ourselves a bit from the pandemic, from different donations.

    On this visit, we delivered basic food and learned about the territory of this community for the implementation of our portable solar panel project.
    Thanks to @eduarmonsalve and @laguajiraenfotos for joining us and making this marvelous video.
    All idea from @danicastellanom