Maco started in December of 2017 as an initiative to educate the public about Colombia and its cultural diversity, while promoting Native and small town artisans craftsmanship. As a Colombian, when I moved to United States in 2000, I realized that people's ideas of my country were plagued by stereotypes of drugs and violence. Although as a country we do struggle with these problems, Colombian people deserve much more. We are a culture of hard working, talented individuals and as a historian and art lover I though that it would be a great idea to expose these great qualities to the world. These products speak for themselves. Each is the result of inspiration and many hours of hard work. Each piece is a piece of art in itself, impossible to replicate and each serves as a testimony of specific cultures and ancient traditions.