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Forgiveness Wooden Mask

SKU: 489
  • This design captures the life of the Kamentsa indigenous people of Colombia, their culture, traditions, and beliefs. 


    The expressions and face gestures represent the feelings of the community during their “Big Day” or Carnival of Forgiveness.This day marks the beginning of the year, and a moment of celebration, to give thanks for the all the gifts given by Mother Earth. During this celebration people dance, sing, play music instruments, share food and wear their traditional clothes. 

    The colors represent their feelings and emotions, their happiness and joy, and. The sacred patterns embody the visions they have when doing their sacred ceremonies with their traditional medicine.