$110.00

Paptu Purse by Kraho People

Handmade of Buriti Fiber
An unique shaped purse created under the ancient ways of the Krahô wisdom.

The Krahô call themselves Mehim, they live in the northeastern part of the state of Tocantins, in the Kraolândia Indigenous Land. Krahô villages follow the timbira ideal of an arrangement of houses along a large circular path surrounding a central plaza. The Krahô have many rituals, some short, linked to individual life crises or to occasional collective initiatives. Longer ones are associated with the annual agricultural cycle, the planting and harvesting of corn and sweet potatoes.