September 1, 2008

Barin Bababo: Shipibo Konibo: Cosmovision of an Amazonian People

In the slums at the base of Cerro San Cristóbal, an arid mountain rising on the far side of the Rimac River from Lima's historic center, there is a community called Cantagallo. It is where the Shipibo people, who have migrated from the Amazonian region of Peru to its desert capital, live.

Amidst the precarious homes and the nearby traffic belching out pollution, young Shipibo artists create beauty: paintings that reflect their unique Amazonian cosmology.

This talented collective of young indigenous artists have had numerous shows in Lima and other parts of Peru.

These are three videos of members of the Shipibo tribe, who come from the fertile valleys of the Pucallpa region in the Peruvian Amazonian, to live in the center of arid Lima.

Sources & Photos: Barin Bababo Blog, Barin Babao at Flickr.


RiverMist said...

THANK I like it too, anyways
this people might be poor but their villages have a very picturesque way about them that just makes me wanna take arsty photoshoot there.

::Alejandro:: said...

uhm...they actually live in the slums of Lima, but their villages in the Amazon where they are from ARE picturesque...

Monarcaxx said...

aún no he ido por ahí, pero que bonitos cuadros!
me hace recordar a la arpillería que sólia ver más cuando era chica por una tía, sólo que eran cuadros de arpillería serrana, ahora veo el de la selva muy carácteristico de aquella parte verde verde...
quiero regresarrr a Tingo xD

bonitos trabajos!

Barbara said...

Beautiful, vibrant artwork. What a great subject for a book and exhibit. I've seen more earth-colored Shipibo artwork before but not much with these intense colors, which reflect the colors of the jungle.