Within the bounds of the territorial self-government instruments in force in Colombia, such as indigenous reserves, afro-descendant collective lands, and peasant reserve areas, this text makes their boundaries evident face to new spoils, like a symbolic one, in the field of handcraft. To do that, this work refers to the experience of Kamsá indigenous community in southern Colombia, and to the co-creation analysis performed in order to interpret the processes of institutional dependence, and material and symbolic spoil they have been subject to throughout centuries, in which the State and the market have played a leading role. Among craftspeople, a proposal of deign indignation emerged which is on its way, though its advance is facing some challenges because of the myths that have been interlaced around craftspeople’s being, knowledge and handcraft work, yet such difficulties are potentially subvertible based on these utopias mobilizing social forces.

Keywords: Territory self-government, handcraft self-government, symbolic spoilage, Kamsá, craftspeople, Colombia.