Marlene Lopes Mateus (Yaka), 11.13.93.

The drawing from the village of Nova Aliança, Purus River in Brazil, shows a typical weaving pattern. The central motif is called bawe, which is the name of a plant squeezed in the apprentice's eyes to enhance her capacity of visualizing designs when weaving. This motif is surrounded by a "path" (bai) composed of the txede bedu (parrot's eye) motif. On the edges at the top and on the bottom are kape hina (alligator's tail).


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