In the Amazon Jungle grows a sacred vine known popularly as “Yagé” or “Soul Vine” it is blended with different plant varieties to create a medicinal brew by the experienced Shamans of the region. It is used and consumed during the healing ceremonies of the Natives & Guardians of the Ancestral knowledge. The consumption of Yagé is believed to allow one to access the “knowing of the world” and “seeing into the future”. These experiences serve as the insperation to the adorned masks.
Traditionally carved from wood and adorned with colorful “walkas” or beads to represent the “Pintas” or visions that are channeled to the natives during their healing rituals.