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 !!