Arrival in Amazonas for Artisan Facilitator Training workshop
April 07, 2022
Feb. 17, 2022
I rode with a group of artisans in a van from Iquitos to Nauta in a van. We then traveled 45 minutes down the Maranon River to the Kukama village of Amazonas. At the first house we passed, we were greeted by Sr. Luis and his friendly dog carrying a young squirrel monkey passenger. The dog has been the monkey's closest companion since Luis rescued him as an orphaned baby.
Bora artisan from Brillo Nuevo arriving by boat to the Kukama village of Amazonas
Woman artisan arriving by boat to the Kukama village of Amazonas
When Elle came into our booth, she immediately spotted our yellow Papilio butterfly ornament. I asked her about her attraction to this craft and learned an emotional backstory which she generously consented to let me share.