Empowering Shipibo women from Amazonian Peru
Empowering Shipibo women from Amazonian Peru to keep alive their unique traditional ceramic art
A unique few centenaries tradition in ceramics is endangeroud to disappear when the three last elder Shipibo women of Amazonia Peru leave this world.
A documentary has been directed and produced by Carlos Zuniga, to preserve this valuable cultural heritage. The three charismatic women have been filmed in their everyday life and while creating their ceramics which depict very antique symbols of the community’s millenary spiritual tradition. An insight into Shipibo arts and wisdom seen through the last elder women of their kind.
They have been empowered to transmit their know how to younger women of their community. Ceramic workshops were conducted not only in their homeland, but their fame crossed borders. They have been invited to expose their ceramic art in France, during an exhibition that raised funds to keep the ceramic project sustainable back in their community.
A documentary on endangered shipibo art and wisdom shot in Amazonian Peru. A campaign in Europe including a shipibo ceramics exhibition & workshops with the last three women ambassadors of their art, to raise awareness and funds for the community.
URGENT CALL COVID 19
The last three women Shipibo spiritual guides and ceramics masters have been infected by COVID 19 and urgently need our solidarity!
They are left with no economic possibilities to feed themselves or their families, pay for their oxygen or buy medicines. To support Augustina Valera, please send your donation by Western Union to her son, Oliver Agustin Valera, Peru. Contact Elena.firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the tracking code that will be directly communicated to Oliver.
For those interested in pre-ordering a Shipibo ceramic made by the teacher with your donation, visit http://amazonart.life, and contact us at the above email, to confirm! We will be in touch as soon as possible, given the circumstances in Peru, to organize expeditions.