Country Makers. World and Image of the Ancestral Artisan

Country Makers. World and Image of the Ancestral Artisan

Sudán Macció

This publication tributes the indigenous guarao people, Orinoco Delta, Venezuela, who for thousands of years lived in their original territory, and still today fight to preserve the essence and presence of their identity as a people. The craftsman occupies a place of special relevance within his family organization, due to his making of utilitarian objects that allow the survival of his people. His work constitutes an indissoluble link with the habitat and its tradition, since for its creation, the craftsman uses exclusively local raw material, and techniques whose origins date from several centuries back in time. It is about a little-known semblance of a country; that little told story with which we pay tribute to those who inhabit it as silent guardians of the original values and traditions

Sudán Macció. Graduated in Psychology, graduated from UCAB, he has served as Professor of the Directorate of Continuous Training at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. He is a founding member of the Fundación ArtesanoGroup and author of the books Hacedores de país. Mundo e imagen del artesano venezolano contemporaneo (National Book Award 2003) and Hacedores de país. Mundo e imagen del artesano ancestral. He has worked as a consultant in organization and economic development techniques in the artisan communities of the towns of Quíbor and Guadalupe, Lara state; San Francisco de Guayo, Delta Amacuro state, and Margarita Island, Nueva Esparta.

Year 2019 / 2nd edition (digital)
ISBN: 978-980-6671-15-7

152 pages
Measurement: 36,1 x 27 cm
English