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Curarte Weaving
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Teresa Jacanamejoy and Eisenhower Ramos are the founding mother-son duo of Curarte. Teresa is a leader of the Kamentsá community in Colombia. The Kamentsá community is intent on sharing and preserving their language. In this context, weaving acquires a specific meaning as to use one’s hands is to weave from the heart, because everything Kamentsá people are, and all they can ever hope to give or receive, has its place in there. Weaving is a tool for learning and teaching. It is a way to remember stories and pass them on, it is something around which people gather. Weaving exalts memories and projects future.

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Teresa, Eisenhower and their family established Curarte in 2016. Eisenhower knows that the overwhelming nature of globalisation threatens the survival of his people’s customs, but he wants indigenous communities to become stronger by mixing their ancestral heritage and the incredible speed of western practices. He knows that therein lies the power that the newer generations need to harness.

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