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Akin to the traditional women's faldas , or skirts, which are woven with patterns of protection, these cloths are considered to be healing cloths. They are used in the shamanic healing ceremonies where they are placed upon the patient's body to infuse it with the healing power of the featuredicaro or medicine song. The design on this cloth is said to represent prosperity. Hand made in Peru.
The spirit of the Shipibo of the Peruvian jungle is diligently sketched and then painted onto this rustic cotton cloth runner in intricate traditional designs based on their ayahuasca-inspired medicine songs calledicaros. Created in the Peruvian Amazon jungle by Shipibo women.