A journey through Colombia's cultural ecosystems... That is what we saw at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall last week.
They recreated a market with tiendas or "stores" displaying the arts and crafts of each region.
filigree jewelry and hammocks from the Mompnosino Depression
the marimba from the Rainforest
making Colombian Panama hats
musengue for basket weaving
esparto fiber from the Andean Highlands
sheep wool from the Andean Highlands