Ayahuasca + Snake Kené Textile

Olinda Silvano
  • A large, symmetrical tapestry on black cloth embroidered with a round mandala-like design with multi-coloured flowers, leaves, and geometric snakes, with a thick embroidered zig-zagged striped border.
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This textile’s designs are drawn from the practice of ayahuasca healing rituals which bring on a visionary state thought to reveal expressive patterns that embody powerful energies. The intricate kené, or maze-like designs, embroidered on this tapestry are an art form practiced by the Indigenous Shipibo-Konibo people of Peru. Kené are based on the snake of Shipibo-Konibo creation history, embodying forms of ancestral knowledge through their creation. These designs are characteristic of the livelihood and living culture of Shipibo-Konibo artists. Creating vibrant kené artwork can be a resource for both healing and generating income throughout times of displacement and hardship.

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A large, symmetrical tapestry on black cloth embroidered with a round mandala-like design with multi-coloured flowers, leaves, and geometric snakes, with a thick embroidered zig-zagged striped border.