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The Mapuche Loom
Origin of Colors
Significance of Mapuche Symbols
The meaning of the indigenous textile symbols given below were obtained by Tim Podkul, a volunteer Anthropologist at the Chol - Chol Foundation in Chile. Tim carried out his research in August of 2002, exclusively with Mapuche women from the communities where the Fundación Chol-Chol works. Taking this into account, they may not be completely representative of the Mapuche culture as a whole, and may be variations of designs found in other communities. We suggest that persons looking for complete information on all textile designs, consult with other experts and museums.