Extraordinary art and decorative items, these masks probably come from the shamanic beliefs and rituals of indigenous Embera tribes of Panama.
Through the shamans, Embera people get in contact with “jais”, which are Nature spirits found in animals just as well as in plants.
These masks are made by Embera women in the heart of the Panamanian tropical forest. After being harvested by men, palm tree leaves are dried, whitened in the sun and dyed with natural dyes. A fantastic creation work then begins… not only requiring a major artistic sense but also an unrivaled know-how that only the women of the tribe have.
Dim. approximative: 18 x 32 cm -Unique piece. One-off creation.