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Wounaan Art Baskets: An Exhibit of Indigenous Colombian Woven Art

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St. Mark's Episcopal Church

393 North Main Street

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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An exquisite collection of museum-quality woven art. These art baskets are created by interanlly displaced indigenous women in Colombia and curated by Karen Torres of Tulia's Artisan Gallery.

The Wounaan are a Pacific coast people, internally displaced in Colombia due to ongoing war and violence. They live under challenging conditions far fron their ancentrals lands. Karen Torres (born in Chicago of Colombian heritage) connected to Wounaan artisans with a fair trade platform helping them preserve their traditional culture, bring their art to a new audience and a wider market, contribute to their local economy, and empower their community.

Master Wounaan artisans use palm threads and copper core wire to sew together the internal coils of these one-of-a-kind woven art pieces. It takes one day to sew one turn of a basket with stiching as tight as two stiches per millimeter. The combination of material and technique is waht defines a Wounaan art basket.

All are welcome to visit and walk the exhibit during church office hours or on Sunday in-between services.

Mon & Fri: 9am-12pm

Tu, Wed, & Thurs: 9am-4pm

Sunday Service Schedule: 8am, 9:15am, 10:30am, 1pm (Spanish)

Or call or email Tulia's Artisan Gallery to schedule an appointment: 773-600-7432, info@tulias.com


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