"Get deep into Zenu culture and learn directly from them about their heritage, history, and most recognized handcrafts in a weaving workshop and a visit to Cartagena's Gold Museum."
Get deep into Zenu culture and learn directly from them about heritage, history, and most recognized Zenu handcrafts in a weaving workshop and a visit to Cartagena's Gold Museum.
We will start by picking you up to take you to Zenú Gold Museum where you will see amazing gold pieces crafted by ancient Zenú indigenous. Our Zenú guide will give you insight and further information to the pieces and their iconography that are full of meaning and history reflecting the Zenú worldview. After the visit, we will head to 20 de julio neighborhood, a peripheral neighborhood in Cartagena, where the Ninha workshop is.
When we arrive, you will meet resilient indigenous women who lead this weaving project and workshop as a way to support their families and keep alive their endangered indigenous heritage. Through these group of women, you will get to know the history of the Zenu people, the struggles they have faced, and their story of resilience. Also, you will learn the process of caña flecha, the main raw material used to make their woven crafts, how to weave with this material, and the symbolic meaning of the patterns present in the famous Sombrero Vueltiao. During the workshop, you can enjoy a typical maize and coconut beverage and a snack.
Comfortable shoes and clothes
As an option, we can arrange a conversation with a traditional doctor.
Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation.