Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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Art

Textile crafts (weaving and knitting) are one of the few artistic activities practiced by Colla women in Río Jorquera and Potrerillos. The women share their skills in community workshops and market their products in small businesses. Herding is another traditional craft, and the ancient knowledge of the territory—its flora and fauna, its geography and climate—has diminished as traditional herders have passed away.