Handicrafts like a Yawanawá Wristband 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.
The wristband features tribal designs or “Kenê” as they call the images they use for body painting. They represent sacred animals like the Boa Constrictor and the Butterfly.
These wristbands are closed and they are supposed to fit snugly around the wrist. To get them on to your wrist one has to use soap or body lotion to slide over the hand. Measure the circumference of your wrist to know if the size is right for you . They should fit reasonable snug around the wrist.
All pieces are unique!