• Shahad Bakerman

Palenqueras: The Face of Columbia

Palenqueras are columbian women wearing colourful dresses and holding big bowls of tropical fruits to sell.


Photo taken by @doyoutravel

They come originally from a small village southeast of Cartagena called San Basilio de Palenque that's run by the first free African slaves.

These women have become the symbol of Cartagena, and Columbia as well, as they are an example of courage, resistance, while embracing their Afro-Caribbean heritage.

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