Huni Kuin handwoven sacred bag in purple and black. These artisanal are brought to us by Yube of the Huni Kuin people of Acre Brazil.
Measures 8.5’x6.5’’ with a 26’’ strap.
The bag's shape and design depict sacred patterns (Kené) passed down from generation to generation. Each image invokes specific energy of the Amazon relating to nature or spirituality.
Through wearing these patterns on our bodies we carry those energies with us for protection or good luck. All bags are hand-made by women of the communities, and their purchase supports those communities in withstanding the implications of the current global situation.
Yube (aka José de Lima Kaxinawa) is the Vice President of FEPHAC; the Federation of the Huni Kuin People of the State of Acre, Brazil. Yube ‘Zezinho’ comes from a long lineage of Huni Kuin traditions, which include detailed artisanal beading and textiles, plant medicines, songs, ceremonial dances, and the preservation of their living language. He works to unite their numerous villages to make positive changes in Acre and the region at large. As a cultural ambassador for his and other Amazonian tribes, he has traveled the world to forge alliances for his people. Yube truly embodies the spirit of "Sao Alegria" only joy and brings this energy with him everywhere he goes in true Huni Kuin fashion.