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Shipibo Embroidered and Painted Table Runner
14" W x 60" L
Supports Indigenous Cultures
Our intricately hand-embroidered Shipibo-Conibo cotton table runner features a striking traditional Peruvian Amazon pattern inspired by theShipibo'srelationship with their ayahuasca-based, jungle cosmology. This icaro, or plant medicine song design, is expertly created by hand byShipibo women.
The design on this cloth is a song for increasing mental awareness. Many will use it as a ground cloth for their altar or mesa. Others use it as an overlay to an existing cloth. Can also be hung as artwork.
Size: 14" W x 60" L
Shipibo - Textiles
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.
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