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Let’s learn Colombian ancestral wisdom with the traditional bag workshop
Mochilas are a traditional type of bag woven from wool by members of Indigenous communities from northern Colombia, and are popular across the country. With this workshop, you’ll not only learn about mochilas and how they are made, but you’ll also get to design one yourself with the help of an experienced artisan from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region.
- The Cranky Croc Hostel, Cl. 12d #346, Bogotá, Colombia We will meet at… The Cranky Croc Hostel Cl. 12d #3-56, Bogotá, Colombia ***Once you arrive inside of the hostel, go to the reception desk and say that you are here for the tour.***
- Returns to original departure point
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Included / Exclude
- Mochila tradicional kankuama o wayú
- Indigenous drink
- Professional tour guide
We will meet up with our guide at the hostel and then take a walk through the historic center of Bogotá, passing through the sacred lands of the indigenous Muisca peoples.
Our first stop will be a local café where we will try an indigenous fermented drink. We will have a discussion about the indigenous tribes in Northern Colombia and the cultural significance of the Mochila to these communities.
Duration: 45 minutes
Next we will visit the workshop of a traditional artisan from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region. She will teach us the traditional patterns and techniques for weaving a mochila and each of us will design our own miniature mochila. In addition we will each receive a large mochila made by to women of the tribe to take home.
Duration: 2 hours