Vegetal fibre: “caña flecha”

Fibre végétale de palme, la caña flecha

Promoted by PROCOLOMBIA and financed by the Development Bank of Latin America (C.A.F.), this project worked on the development of associative models to be used in the craft sector activities, favouring social insertion of the people who decide to give up the armed struggle in the region. The Tuchin region is inhabited by the “Zenus”, indigenous people who belong to the Caribbean ethnic groups that work, using ancient methods, the palm plaiting technique of “caña flecha”, a natural fibre used to elaborate the “vueltiao” hat, one of Colombian symbols. INNOVARTE’s task in this project was the creation of an action plan which included: product innovation and their adaptation to international markets as well as the cooperative image and advice on commercialization.