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Traditional cloth from the Amazon: photo journal from Yanda

Traditionally, the Sapara culture from the Ecuadorian Amazon made their clothes with the cortex of the llanchama tree, which after a complicated process turns from a hard cortex into a flexible fibre for making clothes. Nowadays there is very few people in the Sapara territory who have this knowledge. Arturo Santi, from the Jandiayaku community, is one of the last experts of this ancient wisdom which he shares in a short documentary filmed in the Sapara territory in the Ecuadorian jungle.

Photos by Yanda Montahuano from his recent filming trip – his short film is coming soon!