Hand made Colombian Cane

Hand Made Colombian Cane
Hand Made Colombian Cane

A Piece of Me You know that feeling when you find out something that you feel you should've known all along? Like the information has always been of access to you but you never actually knew? Yeah, that's how I felt when I was learning the origin of this handmade wooden cane. This wooden cane was given to my father by my Grandfather. My  grandfather is a mix of different ethnicities, one being Colombian. He and his father made this cane together when he was a child growing up in Colombia. This cane is important to me and my sisters because it is a part of our origin. It's a part of who we are. When we found out that it was from Columbia, we felt we needed to embrace that part of us. As a mix of different ethnicities our family likes to express those parts of us. To our knowledge, prior to finding out we were part Columbian, we believed that the only hispanic culture we had was El Salvadoran from our mom. Because we now know our background, the cane represents our columbian side in our home. Due to the fact we’ve never been to Columbia or met our great grandparents, we treasure this cane as if it were gold. In addition, We have begun to look more into our cultural and ethnical background. Furthermore, our grandpa is very close to us as well as we grew up in Church and would see him every Sunday. As a whole, our family is very unified and close to each other so we cherish the times and memories we have with each other.

Place(s): Colombia
Year: 1956

– Daniel Herrera

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant