Ancestral Wisdom Arts, a Universal Language

Kogi Elder spinning yarn.
Woman weaving a traditional mochila bag.
Little Kogi girl learning how to weave.

Equality is also represented through arts. To modern-day indigenous communities, arts and crafts are more than mere occupations. To them, arts are literally object-metaphors that embody, in a condensed manner, the structure and functioning of the cosmos.

These metaphors allow the people to internalize and remember cosmological frameworks, and to follow the ways of life and thoughts established in said cosmologies. Objects serve as a physical aid to remember the cosmologies, which are crucial to the transmission of the cultural heritage within the group and the continuation of the society.

Consequently, everyone, from children to elders, are involved in learning, preserving and transmitting crafts.