Tuesday 11 January 2022


This doll is one of the Tikuna Tribe, who live in the Colombian Amazon Rain Forest, near the borders of Brazil and Peru. The doll is 8.5" high. They are a very artistic Tribe and their talents include wood and stone sculpture, basket making and mask making. They also make bark cloth which they decorate, using vegetable dyes.
When a Tikuna dies, they are buried in a canoe with a top over it. Items which the person may need in their after-life, are put in with the person. In this canoe, they will cross the River of Death. This doll was sourced from a Tikuna Village near Leticia, in the Colombian Rainforest. The doll is made of llachama pounded bark cloth, and is traditionally used by this tribe for making masks, carvings and crafts. His outfit is painted with natural vegetable dyes. DOLL C.2005, Colombia.

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