First things first: I go and meet the big boss (community leader) and from there I have good guidance on what I’m doing in that community. I meet the crafters who are usually elders and with them I have the most fun, investigating all about the culture, the art and crafts.
We walk around sometimes for many kilometers, discovering or recognizing raw materials to work with. I learn so much about my culture, and discovering artifacts that you don’t see any more in the market.
My commitment is to bring these back, to preserve our culture and celebrate them for the beautiful pieces of art that they are.