Xotehe Basket by Yanomami

Used to carry the heart beat of sacred rituals. The Kayapo Maraca is a special crafted instrument that brings the sound spirit of the Amazon jungle. The Kayapo live in villages inside the Xingu National Reservation, a territory almost as large as Austria in Central Brazil and almost entirely covered in equatorial rainforest. Their cosmology, ritual life and social organization are extremely rich and complex, while their relations with non-Indian society and environmentalists from the world over are marked by their intensity and ambivalence.