Helping Hands

Traditional handicraft is a huge part of our Amerindian village's culture and identity.  Hats, fans, necklaces, baskets, a backpack of sorts called a Warshi, and other items are made from the surrounding resources.  They use certain vines, grasses, and the leaves of the Ite' Palm to create the items and then use them till they degrade to the point that they can't use them anymore.

In trying to preserve part of their culture, older members of the community hold small seminars and invite the youth to learn how to perform these tasks.

In this way, our village is trying to retain its culture while moving towards modernization of their country. 

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.