Casimiro Perlaza Mena
carpenter, wood carver, Quibdó
Casimiro Perlaza is a carpenter who works with a wide variety of wood found in the Pacific rainforest. He builds wooden pans for gold panning and rayos, the traditional washboards used by women for washing clothes in the river.
Casimiro Perlaza Mena demonstrates Pacific wood carving techniques. Photo by Cristina Díaz-Carrera, Smithsonian Institution