Handcarved Shipibo Tribesman Wall Mask

£25.00

Shipibo Tribesman Wall Mask is made from natural materials of the Rainforest.

The Shipibo are an ancient tribe from the Amazonian rainforest in Peru credited with holding the traditions of the potent entheogenic brew ayahuasca. Like many indigenous tribes across the world, the Shipibo have changed dramatically in recent centuries due to the pressures of colonialism, corporate resource extraction in the rainforest, and the influence of missionaries. Amazingly, the Shipibo people still hold their traditions to this day. This tribe is known both for their beautiful textiles that play an important role in their economic livelihood and for their long history of using ayahuasca as an entheogen.

While it’s not precisely known how long the Shipibo and their predecessors have used ayahuasca, many say it has been over 2000 years.1 In the Shipibo culture, shamans—called curanderos—work as plant-based healers of physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. Their knowledge is said to come from plants themselves; this means that shamans recognize another person’s metaphysical blockages through the use of ayahuasca and understand the healing nature of other medicinal plants through a strict diet. Sometimes shamans are called on to use their traditional plant healing knowledge to treat illnesses like fevers or common ailments.

This item is handmade by a family of the Shipibo-Conibo tribe in the Amazon jungle of Peru. All items are always of a high quality and completely unique.

I am committed to giving more than a fair trade price for each item made. This is a great way for us all to support the indigenous communities of the world whilst providing a way for tribes to hold onto their traditions.

Mask Dimensions – 23.5 x 21cm

Weight 200 g
Dimensions 23.5 × 21 cm

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