Shipibo cloth embroidered

Shipibo cloth embroidered

$195.00

XO [SHO] KENE

XO Kene refers to the chakana (the inca cross which means “four stairs”). But  its pattern existed long before incas and have spread in many south American civilizations. The conquistadores saw in this representation a sign that was legitimating the conversion of natives to christianity with the result we know. Hopefully natives like shipibos conibos found a way to keep their cultural identity and spiritual  connections with the help of the drawings embroidered on their cloths and the transmissions of their medicine songs. Both of them seem intimately connected as if the songs (ikaros) and the drawings were just different manifestations of the same energy, the sacred medicine of plants.

THE KENE

Kene designates in shipibo the drawing. These drawings are energetic depictions of shipibo medicine under the microscope of Ayahuasca. There is as much kene as there are medicinal plants in the Amazon. From an early age, shipibo women drink or use special vision plants that teach them how to embroider these energetic patterns.

 

CAIMASSO

Caimasso is a fabric coton cloth used as well as Tocuyo by shipibo conibo people for the confection of skirts. Shipibo women wrap the bottom of their body with it as a pareo. It is used as well as a decoration cloth.

 

Fair Trade

This cloth is hand made and has been embroidered by shipibo women of Santa Rosa de Dinamarca near Pucallpa in Peru. We bought this cloth at a fair price in order to help financially shipibo people as we try to sell it at an affordable price to spread their beautiful artwork all over the world.

Traditional shipibo conibo design (hand made) embroidered on caimasso

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 145 × 65 cm

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