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Life for the whole planet!

Done for the Maskbook. Arte of Change. 21. Campagn



Name of the mask: Life for the  whole planet!

My method of creation


Indigenous people are the first protectors of the forest. They see themselves as the very extension of what they consider to be the earth-forest. Not a source of income but a breathing being gifted with a soul. I used laurel leaves picked in the wild. On these leaves I embroidered the names of indigenous ethnic groups that dwell in the forests of the lands which came to be called Brazil. I borrowed the laurel’s symbolism, originating in Greece, cradle of the western civilization. I embroidered the leaves with the names of the peoples who keep the forests standing and, in so doing, enable life on earth.

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Names of the 20 indigenous peoples embroidered in the mask:

Yanomani                        Kokama                       
Baniwa                             Pataxó                          
Tukano                             Guajajara
Mandurucu                      Makuna
Araweté                           Karapanã
Makuxi                             Tupinambá
Krenak                              Tuyuka
Kubeo                               Arapaso
Baré                                  Kotiria

 Xikrim                              Guarani


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