Xingu

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The banks created by indigenous artists, in addition to its function of use are impregnated with an important symbolic function. With its diversity of shapes and graphics representing the ethnic groups that create and show the different roles within the villages. If, in daily life, banks can be used interchangeably by all individuals, during the rituals they become unique attributes of certain individuals. It is common for the banks to be used to differentiate socially people, separating men from women, old and young people of certain men, as the chiefs and shamans, from the rest of the village. In addition, among nearly all peoples who manufacture these pieces, the size of the banks is directly related to the age of men and the prestige of shamans.

Size: 110 x 40 x 40 cm.

Price: R$ 7,000.00.

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