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ARMADILLO NAHUALA

ARMADILLO 040.02


Extraordinary as works of art and decoration, those two handwoven sculptures come from the Shamanic beliefs and rituals of the Central American Indians from the Wounaans and Emberas tribes.  

The Indians divide the world in two, a visible world and a parallel world which is invisible.  

These invisible spirits “ haï“ are found in nature, in animals or in plants.In spanish ARMADILLOS means "little armoured one"

“ The great superiority of this parallel world, this universe of shadows, is that they can see man while man cannot see them “ wrote Jean-Marie Le Clézio.  

Through the Shamans, they come into contact with the “ haï“ spirits of Nature.  

Those two boxes are made by women in the heart of the Panamanian tropical forest. After being harvested, palm tree leaves are dried, whitened in the sun and dyed with natural dyes (roots, fruits, wood, seeds or leaves,…).

A fantastic creation work then begins… not only requiring a major artistic sense but also an unrivaled know-how that only the women of the tribe have.

This incredible and unique piece of art, coming from the end of the world, gives a magic and fascinating touch to your home or office space. It will fit perfectly in any modern, ethnic or classic interior home design style. This is a timeless creation with a rich history behind it.

In spanish Armadillos means "little armoured ones". The Aztecs called them "turtle-rabbit" refering to the shell that protects them.

Aprox dimensions: 28 x 10 x 9 cm

Artist: Virgelina

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