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Colombian textile work

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Hammocks from San Jacinto /Pic. http://www.flickr.com/photos/davichi/3054758510/sizes/l.

Hammocks from San Jacinto /Pic. davichi

A lot of weaving and sewing takes place on Colombian soil: hammocks in San Jacinto, Bolívar; vueltiao hats in the departments of Córdoba and Sucre, embroidery in Cartago, molas in the Urabá region of Antioquia, and the crochet items of the Wayúu Indians in the peninsula of La Guajira.

A variety of materials and colors are employed by artisans to spin the fibers and entwine the thread that is transformed into articles of excellent quality and attractive appearance.

Indian tribes in Colombia share the art of knitting

The selection of materials is part of the ancestral knowledge, the environment, and the needs of each human group.

The products of this feminine labor are the Colombian textiles that are world-recognized for their design and exported to various places where they are admired for their beauty.

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