HEIRS OF LLALLIÑ
Through September, join us at La Cosecha to experience “HEIRS OF LLALLIÑ”, a weaving collection, curated by the Fundación de Artesanías de Chile. The exhibit showcases 17 Mapuche artists from La Araucanía region to discover a valuable collection of more than 200 artifacts belonging to the National Museum of Natural History.
Weaving is a millenary form of communication, where indigenous collect the cosmogony of their people. It is said that the makuñ or men’s blankets and the trariwe -or girdles- worn by women are the books of Mapuche culture. To rescue and revalue that knowledge, Fundación de Artesanías de Chile proposed to 17 artists from La Araucanía region to discover a valuable collection of more than 200 blankets and trariwe belonging to the National Museum of Natural History. After visiting the museum, the artisans created a series of makuñ and trariwe, using traditional techniques like ñimikan and trarikan. With the support of Conadi, the collection “Herederas de Llalliñ” or “Heirs of Llalliñ” was launched as part of the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Day at La Cosecha.
Exhibition opens Wednesday, September 1 and closes Thursday, September 30.