ICAROS: Shamanic Stitchcraft

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Icaros: Shamanic Stitchcraft

An Exhibit of Shipibo Ayahuasca Artwork

Presentation Event: Wednesday Sept. 24th at 7:30pm
Doors at 6:30
Exhibit on view Sept. 19th – 28th 2014

In this exhibit we will be displaying the handcrafted artistry of the Shipibo, a Peruvian tribe, whose brightly colored, dextrously embroidered tapestries depict visual representations of the Icaros. Used to navigate the medicinal channels, Icaros are magical, healing songs that function as an ancient technology, sung by Shipibo shamans during ceremonies that utilize the visionary jungle brew Ayahuasca. Representative of visually beheld music, the artwork resembles snakeskin as well as circuitry.

There will be stunning hand crafted jewelry on sale made from the Ayahuasca vine, combined with animal bone and mineral and plant medicine artifacts.

Kent Osborne, who has lived and worked with the Shipibo in the Amazon jungle for several years, will give a presentation on the meaning and significance of the Shipibo imagery and Ayahuasca rituals.

Net proceeds of sales go to the Shipibo people.

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