Woven shaman masks are created by the Emberá people of Panamá. They share similar cultural traditions and weaving artistry as their neighboring Wounaan tribe. Emberá shamans (called jaibaná) use figures and visages to be used in their healing and cleansing ceremonies. The masks and animal images are assembled around the hut where a curing ritual takes place.
Hand Woven Munecas are created by one mother-daughter team, the Cunana family. They represent the traditional male and female in colorful skirt, loincloth, and wit woven body tattoes displayed from the chin down. Each set takes 2 months to create and it took us over a year to collect this pair.