Location
Colombia
Partner
‘Weaving resistance from mountain to mountain’: Peasant-to-peasant dialogue about traditional knowledge from an ethno-educational and oral perspective, to train 14–16-year-old students as record keepers, weavers and curators of collective memories and traditional practices.
Theme
History Education

Zoraida Villamizar Laguado

Paramuno artisan specialized in sheep's wool work, who also masters other techniques and materials.

Zoraida was born and raised in the municipality of Santo Domingo de Silos and has been a well-known weaver in the region for more than 30 years. She also offers weaving training to various groups of women, girls, and older people, always with a focus on rescuing traditional, non-industrial local techniques.  Her work reflects the heritage of the women in her family (i.e., grandmothers, aunts, and mother), and also involves a full execution of the entire ancestral wool processing. This involves the mastering of the shearing, scalping, scarping, spinning and weaving techniques, among others, and the creation of a variety of different works of art.

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