Traditional and Contemporary hand-made designs by indigenous families part of the Embera-Chami ethnic cultural group of Colombia.
Entre Mundos, between worlds, has a representational meaning and a personal duality.
Entre Mundos, signifies my experience as a Colombo-American, an immigrant, holding on to my Colombian culture, embracing it's traditional and indigenous background, while living in contemporary United States.
All my life I have been torn between both worlds, OLT and Entre Mundos is the culmination of searching for the place where I belong.
In terms of design, it represents the encounter between traditional and contemporary design found in older and younger generations of these indigenous families that weave Okamas and other accessories. It is the duplexity of strictly holding on to ancestral design and honoring traditional customs vs. weaving contemporary items, experimenting with colors and adding other components all while still honoring ancestral weaving practices.
I invite you to learn more about the beauty and purpose found in both traditional and contemporary designs below.