Sanuma-Yanomami Flat Basket

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The unique design of this flat basket is crafted under the guidance of the elders who still carry the knowledge down to the young. The fairly recently contacted Yanomami are the hunter-agriculturists of the tropical rainforest of Northern Amazonia. The ethnonym 'Yanomami' comes from the the expression yanõmami thëpë that signifies 'human beings'. For the Yanomami, urihi, the forest-land, is not a mere inert space for economic exploration (of what we call 'nature'). It is a living entity, part of a complex cosmological dynamic of exchanges between humans and non-humans.

  • Approximately 16.5" W x 2.5" H
  • Handmade in the Amazon