Elka is a young artisan, mother of three children with a strong leadership character. She explained me that in her work she reproduce the heads of the "Haï" who visit her during the night ...
Extraordinary art and decorative items, these masks come from the shamanic beliefs and rituals of indigenous tribes of Central America especialy of Panama.
Through the shamans, people get in contact with “Haï”, which are Nature spirits found in animals just as well as in plants.
These masks are made by women in the heart of the Panamanian tropical forest. After being harvested , 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: 68 x 24 x 16 cm -Unique piece. One-off creation.