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Basketry by Yawalapiti People

This unique looking Buriti Fiber Basket is delicately adorned with Jenipapo paint under ancient pattern design.
The name Yawalapiti means "village of the tucum palm trees". They live in the southern part of the Xingu Indian Park, a region which has become known as the Upper Xingu. For them, the mythic world is a past that is not connected to the present through strict chronological ties. Thus, myth exists as a spatial and temporal reference, but mainly provides behavioral models, it creates culture.