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Shipibo Painted Cloth - Henna and Black
Supports Indigenous Cultures
Shipibo women mesmerizingly and intricately painted in detail their traditional icaro patterns by hand onto this cotton canvas. The cotton cloth dyed is dyed with natural henna and painted in black in a stunning design. Inspired by ayahuasca visions and icaros, medicine songs, each piece is a one-of-a-kind unique creation.
The song on each cloth is for abundance and prosperity.
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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