Colombia

Participant Portfolios / Amazonian Rainforest

Enrique Hernández Ramírez

Uitoto fish specialist, wood carver, Bogotá

Enrique Hernández specializes in carving balsa wood figures that represent the great diversity of fish found in the Amazonian Tropical Rainforest. He first learned this craft through an initiative that provided materials for teaching children about local traditional knowledge. He also creates these replicas as part of a support grant from the organization Tropenbos International.

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Enrique Hernández Ramírez
Enrique Hernández Ramírez

Enrique Hernández Ramírez carves a new fish out of wood. His vast knowledge of fish allows him to carve various species that live in the Amazon. Photo by Amy Vaughters, Smithsonian Institution