Ritual Wooden Pipe Painted



For thousands of years Jaguars have been worshipped as gods by the pre-colombian south american civilizations such as Aztecs, Mayas or Incas. One civilization preceding incas empire in peru were the Chavín people, whose civilization emerged in Peru around 900 B.C. By using psychoactive plants such as San Pedro which contains mescaline, a powerful psychedelic, they were connecting with the spirit of Jaguar as it is showed on carved stones in Chavín representing priests with the head of a jaguar. They believed that people could transform into jaguars and that jaguars could become human as well. For Amazonian people who still use nowadays Ayahuasca (a strong psychedelic and emetic) Jaguar is a powerful spirit representing the spirit of Ayahuasca. When the Jaguar come into visions it helps to protect and to see clearly through the darkness. 


Betzon Macahuachi was born in Pucallpa (Peru) in 1977. In the age of 20 years old he was initiated to the sacred medicine of Ayahuasca by healers close to his family and he’s been following the path of medicine ever since. Master plants taught him through multiple visionary experiences how to express his art and share his visions. As sacred chants is one way for shamans to manifest the plants medicine in order to reach people’s minds and hearts, Betzon’s sculptures and visionary art in general can help us to connect with our true nature through mediums representing spirits such as totem animals and master plants.


Walter Tamani Arirama was born in Pucallpa. Very young he was initiated by his father to the spiritual world of plants. These spiritual encounters became a trigger opening his curiosity for visionary experiences and his will of drawing it.  He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Pucallpa. Meanwhile he followed and is still following his path of learning with spiritual plants through the traditional amazonian medicine with great respect and profound humility. His art traces his spiritual journeys, his love for the surrounding nature and his desire to make known to the public the unsuspected wealth of learning plants.

Wooden Ritual Pipe carved by Betzon Macahuachi (Pucallpa-Peru) and painted with fluorescent acrylics by Walter Tamani Arirama (Pucallpa-Peru) in 2019.

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 30 × 25 × 35 cm


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