Beautiful Handmade Indigenous "Monkey" Bench - Mehinaku Tribe

This one of a kind, handmade bench in the image of a monkey is a conversation piece on its own. Make this one of a kind piece part of your collection. Measures: (HxWxL) 30 x 21 x 80 cm (11.8 x 8.3 x 31.5 in) It weighs: 12.69 kg (27.9 lb)
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This unique bench was made by the Mehinaku Tribe. Numerous species of monkeys are native to South America. The patterns that the natives draw on their bodies are many times imitating the unique animal prints. The same paint they use to paint their bodies, they use to pain the animal benches. The piece was carved from one solid tree trunk. The tribe uses "lixeira", "piranheira" and cinnamon trees for these works of art. A piece such as this one is used for everyday use and/or sometimes during a specific ceremony. This tribe resides deep in the Xingu National reserve in the state of Mato Grosso, central Brazil. The techniques of creating these unique pieces of art have been passed down from generation to generation. Each handmade item is unique in its pattern and color selection. These distinctions make each and every piece a one of a kind adornment.

Who made these items:

The Mehinaku hunt, fish, and farm to provide for themselves. Their primary crops are manioc and maize. Like many indigenous tribes, the Mehinaku do not keep detailed, chronological historical records going back more than a few generations. The oldest known village established by the Mehinaku was set up at some time around or before 1850, and was called Yulutakitsi. Because the community no longer exists, however, the exact location of its former site is unknown. The Mehinaku lead transparent lives, living in huts with up to 20 people and conduct their daily routines and rituals.

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