The exhibition ‘Journeys through our Fragile Heritage‘ shows objects, spaces, and customs that are losing space in the vertiginous social movement of the 21st century. In the photographic exhibition mounted in Paris, the spectator comes into contact with sensitive sites such as Machu Picchu, or the manufacture of the kisra bread.
One of these 30 images portrays an Ecuadorian practice: the weaving of straw in Pile. The author of the photograph is Hugo Gonzenbach, who coordinated the initiative with Hats from the Heart, a platform that introduces the weavers of Manabi and their projects.
In 2012, the toquilla straw hat received the international recognition by Unesco as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. And that is why the curators of the French exhibition communicated with Gonzenbach, to help them portray that memory. (I)