Symbols of Life

The Kogi People of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, South America

I was drawn to learning about the Kogi because of their belief that the sun weaves the fabric of life every day as it appears and disappears. Their daily activities include spinning and weaving, and it is the men who are the weavers. The houses that they construct, the rituals and ceremony that they embrace, are all tied to the symbols and processes of spinning, weaving and sewing. They are an ancient people, living in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Columbia, South America. This is a video that I created that gives a broader picture of the Kogi people and their beliefs.