The Wichí are an indigenous town in northern Argentina, which since time immemorial has dominated the preparation of all types of articles with a local herb called Chaguar (Quechua), weaving unique pieces with an original original technique. All the dyes they use are natural, with plants and roots in the area.
During generations Wichí women have worked gathered in community, applying ancestral techniques, and the art objects they produce are their source of work and cultural resignification. In small groups, women go to the mountain to reap, and dedicate more than a day, two or three days with camps, if the "chaguarales" are remote. Sometimes they travel up to 30 km. And then they paralyze the leaves, spin, stain, weave and make the crafts.
Together with Wichí women, the Numbok Foundation promotes work as a form of empowerment and dignified life, promoting their training in management and administration. They also carry out varied workshops addressing issues such as women's rights, education, health, sexuality or addictions, among others.
From the Numbok Foundation they are helped in the commercialization and recognition of these objects through the Siwan'i project, the entrepreneurship in which hundreds of women and men Wichí participate, governed by the principles of fair trade and responsible consumption.