Colombia

Participant Portfolios / Pacific Rainforest

Leonor Palacios Rentería

fiber and textile craftswoman, Quibdó

Leonor Palacios works with damagua, a light wood tree that produces a bark used for making cloth-like matrial. She makes hammocks, mats, ceremonial clothes, and other lightweight objects.

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Leonor Palacios Rentería
Leonor Palacios Rentería

Leonor Palacios Rentería sews using the bark of the damagua tree.
Photo by Michelle Arbeit, Smithsonian Institution