Liliana Tupa Jiménez Dës

** Expert Craftswoman **

Liliana is one of Cesar’s wives and Lucho’s younger sister. She is an expert at producing traditional handicrafts, including skirts and purses knitted from chambira twine, spinning cotton, and traditional body painting. She also prepares fine tobacco snuff (nënë). In an age when young Matses are more interested in Western culture, Liliana is a stout traditionalist, and is delighted when visitors are intent on learning about Matses culture (although a translator will be required, since she refuses to learn Spanish). Liliana will be coming with Cesar in November to Primavera.