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“Palenqueras were the first freed black women of the Americas. The women of Palenque decided to exploit what they had around them in abundance: fruit. The Palenqueras would pack their hand-woven baskets full of ripe tropical fruits, put on their traditional African dress and make the long and exhausting journey into the bustling city of Cartagena by foot. ????????? Here they would sell the fruit under the hot sun to passing Cartageneros until their baskets were empty. As time passed, and the selling of fruit became a steady income for San Basilio de Palenque, more and more women made the journey into the city on a daily basis, unknowingly ravelling themselves into the history of Cartagena and transforming the Palenquera into one of the biggest Colombian icons.” – @culturetrip ????????? #amyanaiztravels #therealcartagena #experiencerealcartagena #palenque #cartagenaphotographer #travelnoire #cartagenadeindias #visitcolombia

“Palenqueras were the first freed black women of the Americas. The women of Palenque decided to exploit what they had around them in abundance: fruit. The Palenqueras would pack their hand-woven baskets full of ripe tropical fruits, put on their traditional African dress and make the long and exhausting journey into the bustling city of Cartagena by foot. ????????? Here they would sell the fruit under the hot sun to passing Cartageneros until their baskets were empty. As time passed, and the selling of fruit became a steady income for San Basilio de Palenque, more and more women made the journey into the city on a daily basis, unknowingly ravelling themselves into the history of Cartagena and transforming the Palenquera into one of the biggest Colombian icons.” - @culturetrip ?????????

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