Museo Etnográfico

Cauca & Huila

With a focus on post-Tierradentro indigenous communities, the Museo Etnográfico displays the utensils and artifacts of the Páez people alongside exhibits from colonial times, including a trapiche (sugarcane grinder), bodoqueras (blow-dart guns) and traditional clothing.

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