A tribute to Mehinako women.
All Mehinako traditions move me. The exchange system called Moitará, through which exchanges between villages are made, allows women to purchase ceramic pieces that are placed over the fire to prepare the typical food, the cassava beiju. This moment was also revered at Mesa Beiju, carved in solid cabreuva and balanced on bricks made also of wood, paying homage to the work of women, not only in food, but also in the elaboration of tiny beads necklaces used in their rituals.
Materials – Cabreuva solid wood and details of red beaded necklaces traditionally used in rituals, made by Kayanaku Aweti, Kaupüna village, in Xingu Indigenous Territory, MT.