…reveals the astonishing and unsettling beauty of Jalq’a and Tarabuco textiles, the complexity and profundity of the ethnic and cultural creative thought that brought them to life, as well as the highly technical quality, also so full of meaning, all combined in a dense web of expression and content.
It is, therefore, a testament to those indigenous women artists and artisans --and now men also-- who have developed and conserved to this day their own original culture, with roots lost in the depths of their pre-Columbian past.
The museum is also a testament to the past and present work of the Indigenous Art Renaissance Program, processes that have been developed, not solely in monetary income for each family, not only in providing dignity for the role of women, but also representing what may be considered a spiritual movement. The weavers now have at their disposal hundreds of fresh designs whose constant renewal stimulates their creativity. We are witnessing a renaissance of indigenous and popular art, as well as the increased professionalism of its creators.
Finally, this museum is a witness to a process of reflection, a permanent meditation by the weavers themselves on their art and on their productive activity, without which there would be no development. We who guide and accompany this process are also involved in a parallel reflection, in which the potential of Bolivia’s ethnic and cultural diversity for the country’s future is constantly present.