Valued for its originality, beauty and functionality, Aboriginal artisanship portrays ancestral experience and observation in each design.
Unfortunately, most indigenous cultures are disappearing. This has resulted from displacement and infiltration of their communities by modern civilization, which dissuades young Aborigines from following in the traditional, artisanship centered, way of life.
By supporting us, you can help to preserve traditional Aboriginal craftsmanship, its handmade quality and purity, as it has been passed down through generations. Aboriginal artisans of present-day Colombia, who are compelled according to their displacement from their native habitat, to participate in the national economy, have only one income source, the sale of their unique creations. By purchasing Aboriginal handicrafts from us, you will support the survival of a traditional way of life that is in danger of disappearance. Consistent with Colombia's plan of economic growth/elimination of rebel faction strongholds in rural, poverty stricken areas, Aboriginal Arts, LLC provides legitimate, gainful opportunities for those would otherwise be unemployed and vulnerable.
Based near Atlanta, GA (USA), and having a presence in Bogotá, Colombia, we serve distributors and retailers in the USA as an importer and exporter. Additionally, we serve individuals as a retailer. Giving personal attention to your particular interests in our products is our forte.
We have personal, professional relationships with artisans of several Aboriginal groups, whereby we obtain our premium quality handicrafts. Through these relationships, we obtain woven caña flecha (arrow cane) products from Zenú Indian communities located in Córdoba State, Colombia. These products include a wide variety of apparel accessories for men and women, such as the famous sombrero vueltiao, sun visors, handbags, shoulder bags, trifold wallets and jewelry. Also from Zenú artisans, we offer hand woven cotton hammocks. From the Wayuu Indians of La Guajira State, Colombia, we offer cotton products, including mochilas (shoulder bags); and chincorros (special hammocks). From the Arhuaco and Kogui Indians of Magdelena State, Colombia, we offer mochilas made of wool and fique fiber, respectively.
Our vision is to become purveyors of Aboriginal handicrafts from indigenous tribes throughout South America.