Casa Kukama - Santo Tomás, Peru
The Casa Kukama is a cultural center and school dedicated to the Kukama, an indigenous culture native of the Peruvian Amazon. Created in 2009 by Lorena Orillo Aguirre and Pablo Taricuarima, Kukama descendant and actual chief of the community, the project aims to preserve this ancestral culture, its language, its arts, its handicrafts, and its way of life respectful of the environment.
The center is located in Santo Tomás, about 15 kilometers from Iquitos’ airport, in a huge stilt house on the shore of the Nanay River, an affluent of the Amazon River. It counts with a very large room used for cultural events and classes for the children of the region, a second part is dedicated to handicraft workshops, and the last area is for accommodations with amazing views on the Amazon Forrest. [...]