Stunning, ancient craftsmanship by the indigenous Mehinako.
Masks are used in special rituals in several tribes. They embody the visions and spirits of the forest. Every tribe will have their own meaning and use.
The proportion of the masks are more in line with the second picture (outside)
approximately 100-110 cm long.
width of the ‘head’ is around 45-50cm.
super-strong Buriti fiber, locally sourced by the Mehinako people.
Mehinako in the Amazon region. An indigenous tribe that still lives in a traditional way. Brought to us by social enterprise Incausa.
This is a unique opportunity to support indigenous culture since the making of these objects helps pass ancient techniques from the elders to the young, as well as maintaining their ritualistic cosmology alive.