Wooden Jaguar Head painted

Wooden Jaguar Head 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 visionary medicine 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. 



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 Jaguar Head painted with fluorescent acrylic by Walter Tamani Arirama (Pucallpa-Peru) / Sculptor Unknown.

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 30 × 25 × 25 cm


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