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Shipibo-Conibo Healing Cloth

100.00
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Shipibo-Conibo Healing Cloth

100.00

This is a traditional “healing cloth” from Peru made by indigenous people from the Ucayali River in the Amazon rainforest. The Shipibo-Conibo are widely regarded in the Amazon as being masters of Ayahuasca.

The vine of the Ayahuasca grows throughout the jungle and is believed to connect the earth and the universe. Drinking the tea provides an enlightened state where they claim to see the patterns of the universe. The geometric patterns in their weavings are meant to reflect the energy of life.

All the artisan crafts (weaving, painting, embroidery, etc.) are done by women. They grow their own cotton, spin their own yarn, and dye the fiber themselves. Often, they use mahogany bark to dye their fiber.  

Each of their designs is unique because the Shipibo don’t understand why you would replicate identical designs. Design is reflective of the artist and their interpretation of the universe while they are creating. 

Healing cloths like this are used in ceremonies where they are placed upon the person’s body to fill it with healing power. Use it as a table runner or hang as you would a tapestry.

Measures: 26” x 54”

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This is a traditional “healing cloth” from Peru made by indigenous people from the Ucayali River in the Amazon rainforest. The Shipibo-Conibo are widely regarded in the Amazon as being masters of Ayahuasca.

The vine of the Ayahuasca grows throughout the jungle and is believed to connect the earth and the universe. Drinking the tea provides an enlightened state where they claim to see the patterns of the universe. The geometric patterns in their weavings are meant to reflect the energy of life.

All the artisan crafts (weaving, painting, embroidery, etc.) are done by women. They grow their own cotton, spin their own yarn, and dye the fiber themselves. Often, they use mahogany bark to dye their fiber.  

Each of their designs is unique because the Shipibo don’t understand why you would replicate identical designs. Design is reflective of the artist and their interpretation of the universe while they are creating. 

Healing cloths like this are used in ceremonies where they are placed upon the person’s body to fill it with healing power. Use it as a table runner or hang as you would a tapestry.

Measures: 26” x 54”

  • Handmade in Peru

  • Hand-woven

  • Hand-dyed

  • Measures: 26” x 54”