This section is dedicated to learning more about
our culture and get to know these characters from history and landscapes
that are stressed out because there is still generate progress
and culture in our land.
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Overview of the culture paisa
Biographies of some countries represent
Typical attire paisas
I'm Antioquia. Viewed
Carriel of the coastal otter and Rouen. I got to the serenades
and love for my rivals Barber. No bambuco my guitar away, and at
night of celebration and liquor, just
respect what the Pope says and Tute up at the same president. I
look with disdain life profound, and I am so young the world, I
am going to stand up for Guarne to Japan.
The Carriel It is the symbol of the basic paisa. No one knows with certainty
when it is used, but it is known that Carriel a century ago were characterized
by having only two or three pockets. It is believed that a modern and practical
Carriel has no more than nine pockets, counting the secrets that are hidden
between the linings.
The Carriel that were
used at first,
were usually only two or three pockets, they were increasing over
time until reaching limits of eighteen pockets.
Carriel a modern, has no more than
nine pockets, counting the three secret or hidden pockets between
The Carriel is used by the mule
drivers, farmers and villagers throughout Antioquia: same in the
lands in hot cool it. Each one carries in the Carriel utensils
that he deems necessary for everyday life, either by genuine need,
or by omen.
Therefore, they are not the same
things in the Carriel of sawing, which in the guaquero, or the
same utensils are in or the guarniel Carriel of the farmer's mule
in that. The more things that load on the Carriel, by the very
nature of their profession, is the mule. Carriel In a mule, according
to popular tradition, there must be fifty objects, some of whom
Money Bills and sometimes even big cities that they were confident
the traders of stocks, to be delivered to wholesalers in the capital,
on payment of large consignments of goods.
A Barber: The mule, after two, three, or ten days of arduous travel,
used to stop at any creek at the edge of the road for grooming,
hair and shaving, because it was not the sight presented to merchants
disengaged from the square .
A comb : Comb small,
and a mirror with a lid. The lid was to protect the mirror, without
it broke quickly in the struggle of the way.
A light: Usually made
of fabric, folding, to illuminate the road when they picked up the
night, and to illuminate the awning.
A candle bait: To illuminate
A candle-Save: For the candle is not
fail and crush inside the Carriel dirtying everything that was inside
it, the mule was on his Save-sailing,
which was a small tin box, as a kind of fountain pen Large, where he
kept the candle tallow.
pair of dice: For your entertainment.
The Spanish card: To play Tute
while the Frisolaan or as I sleep.
Letters: The Correspondence
of your partner usually.
A tuft of hair of the bride: Tied with
a pink ribbon to remember and perfumed. Both the love letter
as the lock of hair, were, of course, hidden in secret.
Milk Watermelon: Wrapped in a piece of
wicker corn, which had to keep pa cure dust on the hulls of the beasts,
and pa stopper in the worms' güeisis. "
A cord: coiled, as if
a burden was broken in the way.
Ídem. A piece of cabuya (type of
One or two amulets: They were the most
common: The nail of the Great Beast. The
Cola's Gurr, a good omen, and heating in a candle, used to remove the
earache ... or to burn it.
Snuff for the trip.
Chamizo of the cooker or the candle's
bluff: To turn on tobacco.
Errand to remove candle:
castle, a "deslabón" and tinder.
The image of Virgen
del Carmen, or a small
pad and pencil.
A cock of chub, to signal to colleagues.
The most famous
Carriel or guarnieles have traditionally been the Jericoanos, the Envigadeños
The Carriel is the same bag of pastoral
Europe, the bag of feudal lords or Backpack indigenous, that evolved
to meet the needs of farmers, traders and mule paisa in the region of
Colombia, making it more robust to withstand heavy use daily.
The first Carriel of Antioquia were fabric
or leather and fabric, embroidery and wore the
name of the owner in the fold.
The ruana is another symbol
of the country. It is the shelter of the peasants
who inhabit the land of cold and temperate of the department. The men
of "hot earth" prefer the poncho.The ruana is made of wool
and is usually of dark colors.
Machete the attire that peasant subject
on the left side
of his waist. It involves a leather sheath, usually brown.
The peinilla It
is a variety of machete (paisa blade)
Espadrilles It is a fact cabuya twisted
shoe uppers and cotton.
is usually white with black ribbon.
Overview of the culture paisa
The culture paisa
"They say many critics and scholars of literature who read Thomas
Carrasquilla is like to venture into the corner of pure Castile," says
Marta Elena Bravo. The commentary
says in the speech, in the habits of Antioquia to speak, to talk.
"If we have something of what is Spanish and what
dicharacheros conversationalists," said Bravo. But not only that
symbiosis is evident in the ways of behaving. "Spain is a very religious people, as we are the
paisas," the historian.
Thus was born a new culture
with an idiosyncrasy similar to the Spanish, but quite different.
According to Marta
Elena Bravo, also owe it to the Spanish sense of humor, mischievousness,
exaggerations, some things in the manner of dress, a love of oral tradition,
architecture and structure of peoples and "despite our miscegenation,
we are still very Spanish. "
Roberto Luis Jaramillo, for
his part said that the Antioquia are not Spaniards, who have their blood
while it is impossible to say how someone is Spanish. "What one must
take is to look at his pedigree and from it, not decipher how one is
Spanish, but how Basque, Galician how is one," he explains.
Miscegenation sums it all, countries
that we are what we are through this union of black and Indian blood
with Spanish, creating
a new culture, a new idiosyncrasy that characterizes the people paisa,
a culture which shares with Antioquia Caldas, Risaralda and Quindio .
A coffee culture, the arepa, the corridor
of Spirits, the Ruana and faith. Again
Biographies of some countries
In this section Paisasin this publishing
biographies of countries which by their enterprise and perseverance are
worth admiring, that is why if we do not know them the way you present,
because of people like these is that the countries we are what we are.
DON PEPE SIERRA
It was the richest man in
Colombia in the early twentieth century. From humble peasant
and farmer in his hometown Girardota became a trader, investor,
creditor and owner of a vast number of land
and buildings in Cundinamarca, Valle del Cauca, Antioquia, Santander,
Boyaca, Tolima and Panama. His life and work have had veneer of
legend. The only certainty is that it is one of the most
famous businessmen in the corporate history of Colombia.
CARLOS CORIOLANO AMADOR FERNANDEZ
"The Golden donkey"
Businessman Antioquia (Medellin, 1835 -
October 13, 1919). Coriolano Carlos Amador was one of
the players in the history of pre-industrial enterprise
Colombian bridge between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
His many business, the product of his visionary
and entrepreneurial spirit, he became a key player in the country's
economic development, but in his time, many considered it not
so, as his nickname suggests: "The donkey gold." Son
of Sebastian Jose Amador Lopez, wealthy businessman home Cartagena,
who held the
governorship of the province of Antioquia in 1851, Coriolano
Amador learned about trade in the warehouses of the family, which
combined with classes at the College of Antioquia. Then he studied
Jamaica and in London. He was self-taught in civil, commercial
and mining, which applied with skill.
a shrewd and risky. Lorenza married Uribe Lema, daughter of
the wealthy and prestigious political Jose Maria Restrepo Uribe,
and senator several times by the province of Antioquia. Delved
into regional politics: he was councilor of Medellin in Antioquia
and deputy representing the Liberals. At the
end of the nineteenth century was considered to be the wealthiest
and investor in the country.
Journalist Antioquia (San
Pedro de Antioquia, 1854 - Medellin, 1919). Since young, Fidel
Cano Gutierrez was great educator, poet, translator of French,
especially Victor Hugo, a reporter and copy. He
began his studies in public schools Anori, and since then showed
his inclination for literature. He attended high school at the
Colegio de Jesus Medellin, and then entered the University of Antioquia.
He began his journalistic career
in 1872 at The Palestra, literary liberal newspaper. He was named
president of the municipality and fiscal circuit Rionegro, where
he developed journalistic activities
and wrote several literary essays. In 1874 he directed the newspaper
La Idea "format. In 1879 he
settled in Medellin, the same year the magazine appeared Industrial,
led by Fidel Cano and Camilo Botero Guerra.
DE NAVARRO (1893 - 1974)
Born into one of the most respected families of the time,
Sofia Ospina Navarro was the first woman in the department
that was highlighted in the literature.
Thanks to their keen sense of observation,
written with humor and fluidity stories and features detailing
Medellín of his time.
He was also a wonderful homemaker and aware
of the great food of Antioquia, which highlighted some of his
literature and the home, Dona Sofia spent much of his life
to civic and social work, so it deserved the recognition citizen
with the title "Woman Emblematics
CARLOS EUGENIO RESTREPO RESTREPO
Political journalist and Antioquia (Medellin, September 12,
1867, July 6, 1937), president of the Republic during the period
Carlos E. Restrepo Restrepo was born shortly after
the overthrow of General Tomás
Cipriano de Mosquera. His parents were Pedro Antonio Restrepo,
nephew of Felix Jose Restrepo, and Restrepo Cruzana Jaramillo.
two brothers, Nicanor, a large trader, John and Mary, distinguished
theologian in the service of the Holy See. Made his first studies
in Itagui, the Poblado, Medellin and then studied four years
at the Institute
for Higher Education (Seminar today Reconcile). He began law
studies, but suspended 18 years of war in 1885.
Pedro Nel Ospina Vasquez
was born on September 8 1858. He died on July 1, 1927. President
of the Republic in
the period 1922-1926. Son of the third marriage of Mariano
Ospina Rodriguez, who was president of the Confederation Granadina
between 1857 and 1861, and Doña Enriqueta Vazquez Jaramillo,
Pedro Nel Ospina Ignacio Tomas de Villanueva Vazquez was born
in the Palacio de San Carlos, and his brothers were Tulio, Santiago,
Maria, Concepcion, and Mariano Francisco
FRANCISCO ANTONIO CANO
He was one of the greatest painters
in the history of Antioquia and Colombian painter and sculptor
born in Yarumal,
Antioquia in 1865. His father was Artesan, puppeteer,
painter, sculptor, comedian and businessman.
From a very young man devoted himself to painting and sculpture.
1883 - Cutting a bust of the Liberator that
earned him a gold medal offered by the "Club of the Friends
of Art." At
first he earned a living from silverware and other trades as
of broad brush and agriculturist.
JOSE MARIA BERNAL BERNAL
One of the most representative of
the business and politics in Antioquia in the mid-twentieth century.
It is his
remarkable work at the head of the Union Brewery and its role in
the founding of the National Association of Manufacturers
ANDI, Cemento Argos, Banco Industrial Colombiano BIC and Suramericana
de Seguros. Jose Maria also made an active part in the political
life of both the department as part of the country. He was councilman
and mayor of Medellin, deputy and governor of Antioquia, Minister
of Finance and Minister of War. He traveled in various stages of
his life for the entire American continent, even by Europe, Asia
JHON RESTREPO ÁLVAREZ "El
mono de los Confites"
Jhon Restrepo Alvarez personifies social responsibility,
ethics is required of the business. Social
responsibility in the company's relations with the state, in the
company's relations with the environment at the company's relations
with workers, in support of the company to democracy.
Jhon Restrepo is the characterization of the citizen
initiating and pushing in the construction business, the generation
of employment every day, at any point in its existence has been
disengaged from the fate of the Republic, less than the fate of
Antioquia and the fate of Medellin. Continue reading
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