Many indigenous cultures throughout the world have relationships with sacred herbs that are smoked or used in other ways. In many cases, great importance is placed upon the vessel through which the herbs are ingested. For the people of the Amazon, a common tool across different tribes is the Cachimbo (shamanic pipe). The Cachimbo is often carved into different shapes invoking different spiritual energies which hold great importance in shamanic work.
The style of this Cachimbo is unique to the Ashaninka village of Apiwtxa, the face carved on it represents rock formations in sacred places deep within the Amazon that are in the shape of faces. The bottom part of the Cachimbo is a representation of the Amazonian electric eel. This Cachimbo was carved by a member of the Jovenes Guerreros da Floresta (Young Warriors of the Forest) association. The purchase of this Cachimbo supports the association as they work day and night planting trees in deforested regions of the Amazon.
Dimensions: Face 5'' long, Stem 6'' long.