A few weeks ago I had the most incredible opportunity to spend time with Olinda and Silvia while they were here in Vancouver painting at mural @moa_ubc
Their strength, determination and commitment touches and inspires me so deeply.
Thank you dear sister @shamanfashionista for introducing me to these amazing women and the medicine of your homeland. .
Jiria Runi Kene
LIVING DESIGN .
“Runi is the mother of the earth and water, as well as all the fish. If Runi were to die, the river would dry up and the earth would have no more strength. The river’s many fish would disappear.” ~ Reshijabe, Olinda Silvano Inuma de Arias and Runin Kaysi, Silvia Ricopa Chocano .
The kene or design, on the right is a symbolic representation of the all-powerful force described be Reshijabe and Runin Kaysi. .
The kene on the left is a map of the Ucayali region in the Peruvian Amazon. The thick black lines are filled with energy. They are the forest, while the blue outlines the river system. The curled designs within this blue line are fish and the colours mark the animal in the forest. Reshijabe and Runin Kaysi sang while they painted this mural, transferring their living culture into the design. .
Cantagallo, where the Shipibo-Konibo diaspora in Lima lived, burnt down in 2016. Ancestral strength and knowledge have helped them begin to recover from this tragedy. .
#shipibokonibo #shipibo #shipiboart #olindasilvano #kene #runi #livingdesign #moa #museumofanthropology #plantmedicine #ayahuasca #peru #amazon
❤️🙏🌿 Is this where the manta came from??
So inspired. Moving meditation. Singing art.
Life energy continues to flow outward🌿Many thanks🙏🏼✨
Beautiful photo! Did you take this?
I wish I knew they were gonna b in Van
Wonderful!! Cultural Preservation 💗💗💗💗
how pretty 😍
I’m stunned by the designs. I love the one from the map of the Ucayali region...
Wow. Incredible 🤩🤩🤩