Kuripe and Tepi
Handicrafts such as snuff tools like the Tepi and Kuripe, are of extreme importance to the communities both in the family and in the preservation of ancestral traditions. When a Kenê is imprinted each image has its own significance used in the form of body painting, everyday objects and ritual occasions. They combine history, memory and art and have sacred meaning, creating the connection with forest beings, the ancestral force, invoking courage, strength, power and wisdom. It is a language of great importance for the artistic and cultural heritage of these peoples, suggesting a present exchange, between ways of observing, experiencing and understanding the world.