Machacho Wood Coasters

$46.00

Machacho Wooden Coasters from the Sikuani People of Colombia are beautifully hand carved wood and painted.

Product includes a set of 4.

The Sikuani are one of Colombia's nearly 100 officially recognised indigenous peoples. Natives of the Guaviare river region – a tributary to the great Orinoco and a gateway to the Amazon jungle – they continue to suffer some of the worst consequences of Colombia's ongoing 50-year-old internal conflict.

Traditionally a semi-nomadic society, many Sikuani clans have been forcibly displaced by the violence far from their ancestral lands. Forced to abandon their territories, they now seek refuge wherever they are tolerated – usually unclaimed land which lacks any kind of access to basic services.