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The artisans originate from the Emberá indians. Home to the artisans is the region of Alto Bayano and the Darien province. Originally called Choco or Katio, their migration from Colombia to Panama began in the late 1700´s. Although largely influenced by modern life, they have manged to remain true to their cultural heritage and its representations.
Their family structure establishes that the men work the land while the women support with harvesting. The women are mostly dedicated to raising the children and taking care of the households. Both men and women have natural crafting abilities but it is the women who have developed and promoted some of the most unique art pieces you´ll come across in Panama. 
Maribela Pacheco
Community: Piriatí Emberá
Main trade: woven plates and baskets
2018´s Sales Goal
Maribela needs to meet her sales goal to support her family´s agro business.
$720 to go
Laura Olea
Community: Piriatí Emberá
Main trade: woven masks and baskets
2018´s Sales Goal
Laura needs to meet her sales goal to support college tuition for her eldest daughter and make improvements to her home.
$800 to go
Sunilda Sabúgara
Community: Piriatí Emberá
Main trade: woven masks and plates
2018´s Sales Goal
Sunilda needs to meet her sales goal to put her kids through school and provide for them as a single parent.
$650 to go