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About our logo

Tulia's logo is based on a silk stitch design found in many Wounaan plates, baskets, and bracelets.  In addition to having a stylized "T", "A", and "G" for Tulia's Artisan Gallery, it is fitting since the Wounaan collections are the heart of our business.  In Wounaan culture, this design represents a fish hook used by Wounaan fishermen and is called "sinfiquerca" in the Wounaan language.  Our artisans are in the process of collecting artifacts such as these for a cultural heritage museum that they hope to one day build in Bogota.  The original homelands of the Wounaan are in the lowland forests and waterways of the pacific coast in the state of Choco.  Some communities are 3 hours away from the nearest town...

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ALUNA - Tairona Heritage Trust

Tulia's Artisan Gallery donates a portion of each purchase to projects in education and/or cultural preservation in Colombia that empowers indigenous communities.   In 2015 your purchases helped fund the Tairona Heritage Trust - A project initiated by the Kogi, an indigenous tribe in Colombia, to communicate to the world that we must take care of nature and combat ecocide.   The Tairona Heritage Trust, a small British-based NGO which, since 1990, has been working on behalf of three indigenous tribes – the Kogi, the Arhuaco and the Assario – living in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. These indigenous groups are the descendants of the Tairona civilization which flourished there at the time of the Spanish Invasion.          ...

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