Skip to product information
1 of 2

Waxamani Mehinako

MEHINAKO OAR LARGE

Regular price
$150.00
Regular price
Sale price
$150.00
Style

HANDMADE IN MATO GROSSO, BRAZIL

The Mehinako Oar is a beautifully crafted piece. It's decorated with indigenous designs that hold special meanings, made using natural dyes like Urucum and Jenipapo. These designs aren't just on bodies, but also on objects made by the Mehinako people. Each object is full of life, carrying important symbols and stories for the village.

Oars are sculpted from a single piece of Piranheira wood and decorated with natural pigments. Originally used to transport Mehinako people in their canoes, these oars make the perfect wall art piece, adding a contemporary and unique look to any home.

25% OF PROFITS GO TO INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN BRAZIL

 

DETAILS


Materials: Natural pigments on sustainably sourced wood

Dimensions: 38” L x 7” W

** This item is artisan crafted with care. Given its handmade nature, variations are to be expected and celebrated. Each item is unique and no two are exactly alike. **

PRODUCT CARE

- Avoid contact with water.
- Do not use chemical products for cleaning.
- Dust gently with a feather duster or a soft, dry cloth.
- Do not leave the piece exposed to sunlight or weather conditions.

MEHINAKO OAR LARGE
MEHINAKO OAR LARGE
MEHINAKO OAR LARGE

MEET THE CREATOR

Mato Grosso, Brazil

WAXAMANI MEHINAKO

“My goal is to bring my people’s art to non-indigenous people and show that our art is not only for us. I also want to help pass down our ancestral ways to the next generation.”

Deep in Brazil's heart, nestled in the Alto Xingu indigenous territory, resides Waxamani, an artist blurring the lines between his Mehinako and Aweti heritage and the contemporary art world. He crafts vibrant paintings, their colors and graphic patterns echoing the very pigments and motifs used to adorn bodies during sacred celebrations.

Inspired by the vibrant tapestry of fauna and flora surrounding him, Waxamani extracts these pigments from his land, weaving them into captivating canvases. No brushes or rulers constrain him; instead, generations-old stories flow through his every stroke, transforming these earthy hues and traditional symbols into living tapestries. These aren't mere paintings; they're cultural narratives etched in color, connecting the past to the present, the artist to his community, and each vibrant mark to a profound heritage.