Here is the hottest new body painting kit to hit the market! EARTH JAGUA is the simple, safe, and all-natural solution to creating hip, realistic BLACK tattoos that are temporary, without dangerous chemicals or needles!
"Jagua" (scientific name genipa americana) is an edible, orange-size, tropical fruit with a thick rind found in the Amazon. The natural dye is extracted from the unripe fruit and used for many purposes by indigenous people throughout Central and South America, especially for body adornment. Its medicinal properties are well documented, chief among them the ability to repel insects and, when taken internally, to treat bronchitis.
This kit contains the original Earth Jagua Tattoo Kit; the exciting new book by Carine Fabius, Jagua — A Journey into Body Art from the Amazon; and Land of Jagua, a fascinating 30-minute DVD that takes viewers to the heart of the Amazon.
Part of the proceeds from every sale of the Earth Jagua Body Art Set is sent to the Matsés to help pay for medicine and other necessities.Learn More$49.95
For the Shipibo, pottery is distinctly female work. Quempo is how the Shipibo refer to this type of flaring bowl, also known in the jungle as mocahua. It is used to used to drink masato, a thick, yucca-based drink and for other fluids and therefore has external water-related motifs. The thin walls of this bowl are elegantly constructed so that the rim is narrower than the body. A face is painted over slight protrusions of pottery for the eyes, nose, chin and ears. Beautifully painted with fine Shipibo artistic patterns, typical of their work. Slight variations occur due to the handmade nature of this item. Made by Shipibo women of Peru.Learn More$35.00
From a private collection, this pressed tin warrior resembles the type and subject of metalwork from the Sicán culture, which flourished on the north coast of Peru from about A.D. 700 to about 1375. This human-like image likely represents a Sicán warrior carrying a club and shield. The broad, slightly curved face, almond-shaped eyes, broad flat nose, small mouth, with laugh-lines around it and the protusions at the sides that look like stylized ears are typical features of some Sicán works. Learn More$50.00