Colombia

Participant Portfolios / Amazonian Rainforest

Virgelina Gómez Rodríguez

Uitoto ceramicist, weaver, cook, singer, dancer, Araracuara

Virgelina Gómez specializes in weaving with chambira, a palm native to the Amazon Rainforest. From her mother, Virgelina learned her skills in weaving, ceramic making, food preparation, and other traditions of her Uitoto culture.

Virgelina Gómez Rodríguez

Amazonian weaver Virgilina Gómez explains to Silvia Salgado what fruits they use to dye the fibers different colors.
Photo by Luciano Dionisio

Virgelina Gómez Rodríguez

Virgelina Gómez Rodríguez
Photo courtesy of Embassy of Colombia in Washington, D.C.