Colombia
Field Trip 1 To complete the research phase, Colombian researchers accompanied the Smithsonian curatorial team on two fieldwork trips in 2010. Our first itinerary, July 30—August 12th, took us to the Andean Highlands, the Coffee Triangle, the city of Medellin, and finally, the Momposino Depression.
Andean Highlands July 30, 2010
Lago de Fúquene
• Pick up some almojábanas (Andean-style buns) for the road.
• Visit to a junco cooperative and other junco stalls
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Andean Highlands July 31, 2010
Tinjacá
• Visit to various stores that sold tagua crafts
• Visit to Juan César Bonilla’s workshop
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Andean Highlands July 31, 2010
Sutamarchán
• Breakfast at the market
• Visit with Florinda Coy at her home/workshop
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Andean Highlands July 31, 2010
Ráquira
• Visit to the different pottery stores in Ráquira, which is known as the pottery capital of Colombia View slideshow
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Andean Highlands August 1, 2010
Gachantivá
• Visit with Alba Herminda Beltrán in her home
• Return to Villa de Leyva to meet with a carranguera musician
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Andean Highlands August 2, 2010
Tunja
• Travel to Tunja
• Meet with Álvaro Suesca, director of the charanga music group "El Pueblo canta."
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Coffee Triangle August 3, 2010
Calarcá
• Fly from Bogotá to Armenia
• Meet with Carlos Beltrán, who accompanies us in the van as our guide
• Visit to RECUCA (Recorrido Cultural Cafetero), the coffee cultural center
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Coffee Triangle August 4, 2010
Córdoba
• Drive to Córdoba
• Visit the Centro Experimental de la Guadua y el Bambú
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Coffee Triangle August 5, 2010
Filandia
• Travel to Filandia to visit several craft shops where the coffee baskets are made
• Hike with Ofelia, her sister, and her son into the hills to look for bejuco vines
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Metropolitan Contexts August 6-8, 2010
Medellín
• Meet with local music specialist at the hotel to talk about the music scene in Medellín
• Go to the Feria de las Flores and talk with some of the silleteros participating in the parade
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Momposino Depression August 9, 2010
City of Mompox
• Visit to general store, La Tienda de Lino
• Meet with Don Abundio in the hostel
• Visit with the director of the Escuela de Música Santa María de Mompox in his home
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Momposino Depression August 10, 2010
City of Mompox
• Visit to other filigree shops: Taller Artesanías de Colombia, Taller de Santa Cruz, and L y L View slideshow
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Momposino Depression August 11, 2010
City of Mompox
• Visit with Óscar Pupo in his cheese-making kitchen in the back of his home View slideshow
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