arte indigena

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Mayan Women in Art 

In 2004, the murals of Calakmul were discovered, there was a woman of the Mayan nobles dressed in a blue transparent color, the color blue was the funeral and in accordig with my translation the mayan hieroglyph text says Ul-Ku -u Ba-Ix Sac Chan, which translates as the Sacred Atole of the Lady of the North. Refers to the atole that offers women noble to his people, in a ceremony that reminds us of the relationship between the power and the food in th agricultural Mayan World

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When I was a student, all that was told to me was how much my cultura didn’t matter. How important European art and standards are, and how totally dominant their aesthetic should be. All I wanted to do was tell my story. And I looked nothing like what is considered relevant or beautiful or important by society’s ideals. But I JUST.KEPT.GOING. Here are some of my pieces. I’m here to uplift and change who is in the spotlight. Powerful womyn of color. My indigenous sisters.

“Oreru nhamandú tupã oreru” (our fathers are the sun and the thunder). 


Here I want to talk about something that gets me sad; 
How the brazilian indian tribes are forgotten. 

In 1500 Brazil was discovered by the expedition of Pedro Alvares Cabral and since then our natives have been killed and since then almost nobody cares. It’s estimated that when Cabral discovered Brazil there was 4 or 5 millions of natives, and now, as FUNAI researchers said, there is only 460 thousand natives living in villages (specially in Amazonia). And we don’t know about them, they don’t teach very much about them in school. They expose facts about them like the canibalism of some tribes and how they interacted with portugueses. They are forgotten, underestimated, thrown under the bus. 

Please, remember the brazilian native tribes. Remember the indigenas. Their language. Their people. And how they were brutally killed through all these years. 

I want the world to see them. They deserve it. 

😍Mirando… Y admirando.. por Bogotá ando….
Recuerdo, de esa famosa calle… Sí en el chorro que Quevedo, una gran obra de arte 😍

Bogotá + Colombia
Photographer Fertova ® 2017.

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Filé: Traditional handicrafts ‘lace-work’ from state of Alagoas, in the northeast of Brazil.

The Filé (from French word Filet ‘Net’) is a millennial lace embroidery of Indigenous origin, tradition passed from mother to daughter. The filé is known for mixing colors representing the local culture. It is made of beautiful and well-structured webs, basically made of meshes and knots.

Photos: Revista Viaje Mais & Telmo Ximenes