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Antropólogica y el Etnodesarrollo
"Antropólogos del Surandino"
Casa Capellanica. Calle San Alberto No 413
Telefono (591) (64) 53841
Fax (591) (64) 62194
662 - Sucre - Bolivia
WHAT IS ASUR?
The name of this institution is: The Foundation for Anthropological
Investigation and Ethno development "Anthropologists of the Southern
Andes" (Antropólogos del Surandino).
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF ASUR?
To encourage indigenous artistic and handicraft production of high quality
and its commercialization, with the aim of:
- generating employment and income in the rural areas
- revitalizing the communities' cultural creativity
- giving spiritual enrichment to the customer
- and strengthening the touristic development of Sucre.
Given that ASUR conceives of indigenous economic development
as something inseparable from its cultural context, ASUR gives priority
to craft production of high quality, on the basis of the creativity of traditional
Andean communities, without excluding other productive possibilities.
textil jalq'a Museo Textil Etnográfico
ASUR's experience with the Jalq'aTarabuco Textile Program
shows that weavings satisfy people's spiritual, or aestheticcultural,
needs. These weavings "say something deep", demonstrating that
indigenous cultures are not necessarily condemned to extinction and have
something to contribute to postmodern global society, where they can find
an adequate niche if the products are of high aesthetic and conceptual quality
and are expressed in their own authentic ethnic style.
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