The use of the pipe began in the Americas in the pre-Columbian period, part of the sacred rituals of these peoples, meaning, for some cultures, the union of the terrestrial (represented by the leaves) with the celestial (represented by smoke).
The Smoke for the Indian is a vehicle of connection with spirituality, smoke to maintain the bond with the beings and forces of nature, seeking the harmony between the terrestrial plane and the celestial universe. In the social sphere in community the good relation between relatives is maintained, sharing the harvest, the hunts, the plantation of the gardens, smoking the pipe and passing on the companion of the side.
These Shamanic Totem Pipes are hand crafted in the indigenous tradition of the Acre Juruá region by hand workers of the Kuntanawa tradition. They depict animals or symbols that call on a specific force and are made specifically for use in prayer and ceremony.
The Mermaid is considered a sacred nature entity from the kingdom of the waters, like the Nymph or the Sirene. In these medicine traditions three main kingdoms are considered, the sea, the forest and the heavens each habited by a particular categories of spiritual beings that can be called upon as needed for healing and teaching in ceremony.