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Luis Eduardo MAWÁ

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Cristina Pérez, es fundadora y creadora de la marca registrada MI NOMBRE ES CRISTINA, emprendimiento con 2 años y medio de trayectoria.

Inició estas actividades y se entrenó en distintas regiones y con diferentes artesanos de México y recientemente, ha dirigido y estructurado un proyecto en Bogotá D.C. -su ciudad natal-, llamado MAWÁ motivado por estos valores.

En este momento, ha desarrollado un portafolio de piezas artísticas y artesanales únicas de altísima calidad y manufactura, de la mano de los artesanos. Es el caso de Jorge, desmovilizado indígena Embera de Tierra Alta, Córdoba y otras familias de la misma etnia, en situación de desplazamiento que habitan en un albergue en el centro de Bogotá y que están a la espera del proceso de retorno a sus territorios.

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Anthropologist Cristina Pérez that has been working with artisans and indigenous communities in México and Colombia.

With this project, Cristina looks forward to strengthen, broaden and diversify income alternatives of the indigenous communities who reach the main cities as refugees after suffering land displacement due to the ongoing armed conflict.

At the moment she produces artisanal high-end unique wearable art objects with a group of formerly armed indigenous people and groups of families who are now refugees that live Bogotá. All of them belong to the etnia EMBERA Katio and Chamí.

At the moment she produces artisanal high-end unique wearable art objects with a group of formerly armed indigenous people and groups of families who are now refugees that live Bogotá, her natal city. 

She works with a combination of cloth as silk and velvet to enhance hand weaven pieces that preserve the language of the community that speaks about the love for their territory, the comprehension of nature and the elements that make sense to their own understanding of life. 

In return, they are continuously, strengthening and building their “Curriculum Vitae”. In other words, what would seem a purely economic transaction has shown to have a byproduct: giving them the means, structure and tools so that by staying close to their roots and traditions, they can also adapt to new westernized environments without making their ancestral cosmo-visions vulnerable. This virtuous cycle is called MAWÁ. 

 

 
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