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Shipibo Embroidery Cloth - Pinon Negro

Shipibo Embroidery Cloth - Pinon Negro


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Shipibo Embroidery Cloth - Pinon Negro

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Our intricately hand embroidered Shipibo-Conibo cotton cloth features a striking traditional Peruvian Amazon pattern inspired by the Shipibo's relationship with their ayahuasca based, jungle cosmology. This icaro, or plant medicine song design, is said to represent the spirit of Piñon Negro regarded as one of the Teacher Plants or Plantas Maestras of the Shipibo. Many use these pieces as altar cloths or as overlays on existing cloths. They make beautiful wall hangings -- framed or not.Expertly handstitched by Shipibo women in Peru of 100 % cotton fabric.

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  • Product Size:
  • 15.5" L x 16" W

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The intricate embroidery on this cloth is a song-pattern. Song patterns are geometrically fractal designs...tiny stitches...make up the background patterns were explained...to be representative of the cosmic oneness....To the Shipibo, this oneness very literally connects all things in the universe. Over the top...is the main song line, and these patterns are recognized holistically by the shaman as the main identifying characteristic of the corresponding icaro. When I observed the shamans singing a cloth, they would trace their index finger along this main song line pattern, the melody rising or descending in general accordance with the rise and fall of the line...Along the main song line itself and at various points of intersection along its path, can be seen the beautiful geometric designs called the floras...These flowers represent turning points where the song may take a new direction, such as a new verse or chorus. Source: Woven Songs Of The Amazon (Icaros and Weavings of The Shipibo Shamans) by Barrett H. Martin.