Regional Arts and Crafts

The area around Sucre is well know for its colourful, intricate, woven materials. Each region has a different style, usually depicting devils and animals. Mark went to Potolo village, where the red and black design below is traditionally from.

The Museo Textil Indígena in Sucre showcases various tapestries and highlights the different designs. It also includes different traditional dress and even has mummies with hair still attached, showing how the women braided their hair.

Each tapestry takes 5-6 months for the women to complete on a loom where they weave amazing patterns in great detail. The result is quite striking!

 

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