Samperiníq knows what plants could heal, what amulets could bring you luck and love, and how to read your hand. His mother gave him away when he was a kid, and he survived the violent period that Colombia went through. Samperiníq belongs to the Wayuu culture, a native american ethnic group that still exists in La Guajira, the Colombian desert. They are known for the richness of the colors they use in their bags and clothing.
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