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Yes of course the people of Cauca own a motor. While waiting for a bus I saw them riding to the next-door community or coming from their land. Surprisingly, a woman holding a special staff passed. A staff similar to the one I had seen in the Ethnographic Museum of Tierradentro. That would mean that she or the man riding the motor is a member of the Cablido (community counsel). The staff is given as a symbol of their authority and traditionally carved in chonta wood and decorated with wool tassels and silver plates.