Karukinka

Courtesy of the Embassy of Chile- ProChile
September 25, 2014
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Courtesy of the Embassy of Chile- ProChile

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian presents “Karukinka—Chilean Patagonia, Artists of the Land Where the Trees Talk.” The free four-day festival will take place Thursday, Oct. 2, through Sunday, Oct. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. This festival is sponsored by the Embassy of Chile—ProChile.

Karukinka, which means “Tierra del Fuego” in the Selknam indigenous language, will celebrate the Native culture of Chile. The festival will bring Chilean artisans to the Potomac Atrium for an art market, an exhibition of traditional arts and crafts, as well as hands-on activities for kids. A special Chilean menu will be served at the Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe.