Xapiri – Amazonian Indigenous Art, a short Introduction

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‘While the art of other non-Western cultures – African, Oceanic, North-American Indian, Eskimo and Asian – has been studied extensively, the disregard shown for Amazonian tribal art is inexcusable. The aesthetic value of the art forms created by the Indians of the Amazon basin is comparable to that of all other cultures of the world, yet their creations are often referred to as anthropological objects rather than works of art.’

– Adam Mekler

As this is only our 2nd blog post we would like to give an overview on Amazonian indigenous art before we explore specific details and collections in future posts. The ancient and complex artistic style of Amazonian peoples has largely gone unnoticed and it is time for change. There are few collections of Amazonian artefacts in museums and galleries across the world with sparing printed documentation available either. In general, very little has been recorded and the rest…

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