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Shipibo-Conibo, Amazon, Peru
Approximately 30 years ago, as many as 150 different ethno-linguistic groups could be identified living in the rainforest jungles of Peru. Today less than 30 ethnic groups remain. Among these survivors is one of the oldest ancestral groups, the Shipibo people, who now are at risk of becoming extinct. It is estimated that perhaps only 35,000 Shipibo remain living spread out in as many as 300 different family villages. For centuries, these people have survived primarily through their relationship with the jungle and through activities such as hunting, fishing and traditional agriculture.
Shipibo artisans are well known for their colorful designs on pottery and textiles. Inspired by Ayahuasca-induced visions, creation stories and mythic folklore, these refined geometrical designs are sophisticated interpretations of cosmic realities
Enrobe yourself in rainforest rainment during your ceremonial rituals. An authentic traditional woven cotton cloth cushma, the word is Quechua, comes to us directly from the Peruvian Shipibo. Similar to a large poncho, this woven cotton tunic is sewn together from armpits to feet. Measuring 43 inches wide and 100 inches long, you can wear this tied with a belt around the waist. This cushma is heavily embroidered in intricate, labyrinthine, ayahuasca-inspired designs for which the Shipibo are famous. A comfortable garment, the cotton cloth is easy to maintain. Made in Peru.
Roomy natural dyed cotton cloth shoulder strap bag hand-embroidered by Peruvian Shipibo women in their mezmerizing ayahuasca vision-inspired, traditional Shipibo icaro design. Lined for extra sturdiness. Inside magnetic snap closure keeps bag shut. Measures 12 inches deep by 13 inches wide. Strap drop 24 inches. Choice of embroidery styles. Fair Trade. Hand made in Peru. Supports Indigenous culture.
A mix of modern style with indigenous hand embroidery designs. Intricate and colorful Shipibo embroidery on a soft, lightweight fleece hoodie, featuring drawstring hood, ribbed cuffs and hem, kangaroo pockets and front-zip styling. Men's size small. 26 inches measured shoulder to hem and 22 inches wide measured under the arms. Choice of Colors.
A perfect blend of indigenous and contemporary. Intricate and colorful Shipibo embroidery on a soft, lightweight hoodie, featuring kangaroo pockets and front-zip styling. Womens size small. Choice of Colors.
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.
Akin to the traditional women's faldas, or skirts, which are woven with patterns of protection and wisdom, these cloths are considered healing cloths. They are used in the shamanic curing ceremonies where they are placed upon the patient's body to infuse it with the healing power of the featured icaro, or medicine song. Hand made in Peru.
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.