Arriero Paisa$40 Sales Tax Not Included Add to cart
Boyacense$40 Sales Tax Not Included
Blue, Dark Green, Green, Grey
Costeño$40 Sales Tax Not Included Add to cart
Kogui$40 Sales Tax Not Included Add to cart
Palenqueras$40 Sales Tax Not Included
Big Dots Red, Small Dots Red, yellow
Wayúu$40 Sales Tax Not Included
Green, Pink, yellow
María Angélica Posada
María Angélica Posada is the owner, creator and designer of Colombianitos. She lives with her family in Cajicá, Colombia, just outside of Bogotá. Angela works from her home studio where she creates this lovely collection of Colombian figures which represent six different cultures in Colombia. She does this to bring an awareness of the cultural diversity in Colombia.
Colombianitos are made from ceramics and decorated by hand with various mediums. Each figure comes with an explanatory brochure, in both Spanish and English, as well as a map of Colombia showing which each is located.
The six cultures currently in her collection are as follows:
Las Palenqueras can be seen through the streets and beaches of Cartagena de Indias, wearing colorful clothing and carrying bowls of fruit and sweet coconuts on their heads for sale.
Los Wayúu are native people from the Guajira Peninsula on the Carribean coast of Colombia and Venezuela.
Los Costeños are people born in the northern coastal region of Colombia. This region is characterized by its rich culture. The sombrero vueltiao, hand made with nature cane fiber, is typical of the region and is a national symbol.
Los Koguis are a native tribe the lives in the Sierra Nevada near Santa Marta in northern Colombia. They live in a village where the “Mamo” is the leader who embodies the sacred law.
Los Boyacenses are people from Boyacá, one of the 32 “states” or regions in Colombia. The name Boyacá comes from the Music work “Boiaca” which means “Region of the real blanket”.
El Arriero Paisa comes from the coffee region of Colombia. The poncho, the carrier, and the hat are examples of the traditional attire of the region. Arriero means the “one who works with beasts of burden”. Juan Valdez is an example of the Arriero Paisa.