Don't know what to take home as a souvenir? A traditional cloak or poncho might be just the thing.

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The looms of Bogota

Rooted tradition.

One of Bogota's most deep-rooted traditions is to be found in the area's clothes and fabrics Generally, cloaks or ponchos, are woven in a particular way and include motifs that delve deep into mythology and Colombian customs. The characteristic feature is the so-called black line: a motif that represents the Mamos, spiritual authorities, which surround a sacred area protected by good thoughts. These ponchos are usually black and white with all kinds of figures but they always have these characteristic lines. You can find them in any stall, shop or market. It is a beautiful way to take home a piece of local culture as a souvenir.

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