The history of the Zenu culture dates back to pre-Hispanic times. Since that time the Zenu have been master weavers, using a local species of grass called arrow cane or caña fleche. The mastery of this craft is what has saved them from the poverty and neglect that has affected many indigenous people of Latin America.
Today more than 50,000 artisans continue this weaving tradition and possess a knowledge of plant dyes. They weave an array of fashionable jewelry, hats, and accessories on the Reservation of San Andres de Sotavento, in the Colombian Caribbean.
Finatur Design has been working with the Zenu people, providing logistics and marketing, creating links with international markets and acting as proud ambassadors of the native peoples.