Arte y Esperanza


The Chane's masks arrive in Ático Luján Cambariere

The Chane's masks arrive in Ático Luján Cambariere


The Chane’s community will be the protagonist of the next artisan's workshop in Tigre.

The 15th and 16th of February from 10 AM to 1 PM Atico Lujan Cambariere is going to offer a workshop on how to make and paint Chane’s masks.
A little of history: The Chane Community is located at the West of Monte Chaqueño, and its language belongs to the Arawak’s family. At the beginning of the Christian Era, they started to travel from Central America, Antillas and Orinoco to the South, arriving in Izozog, Tarija, and Salta, and basement many of them in the way.
The creative process: the masks are understood as an identity object of Chane’s Community, and though this masks they represent the wildlife of Monte Chaqueño as well as the dead's animal's souls. To make it, they use the yuchán’s wood -palo borracho- so then they painted on with pigments which they extract from the plants. The masks are used on carnivals, one of the most important rituals of the community across the time.

If you want to be part of the workshop and know more about it, send an email to
Workshop’s address: Albarellos 280, 2nd apartment, Tigre, Buenos Aires.