Bridging Distant Worlds.

Powering Indigenous futures.

Reimagining cross-cultural exchange.

El Dueño de Barbasco

El Dueño de Barbasco

El Dueño de Barbasco

El Dueño de Barbasco

Awajun Combs

Awajun Combs

Awajun Combs

Awajun Combs

Matsés Uitsun Loom

Matsés Uitsun Loom

Matsés Uitsun Loom

Matsés Uitsun Loom

ART, ETHICS, AND ETHNICS

Xapiri Ground is a contemporary art house that powers the autonomy and perpetuation of Peruvian Indigenous communities’ lifeways and cultural traditions through equitable cross-cultural exchange, inquiry, collaboration, skill share, and special projects.

Values:
Honesty
Objectivity
Morality
Equity

Iskonawa

Iskonawa

The Iskonawa designs are characterized by zigzag strokes, which in their language are called "kere kere". According to the elders, the designs do not have specific meanings; however, they show a relationship with nature, such as the skin of the snake or the cone hill.

Matsés

Matsés

Art is of central importance in Matsés culture and identity. They have an incredibly fine and detailed artistic process and these items are used in their everyday lives. If this ancestral wisdom continues to thrive, so can the cultural identity of the Matsés.

Awajún

Awajún

In the Awajún universe, producing art is the product of a dynamic relationship between knowledge, ritual, and mythical narration. In their worldview, there are three powerful beings: Nugkui (spirit of the earth), Etsa (spirit of the forest) and Tsuqki (spirit of the water).

Shipibo-Konibo

Shipibo-Konibo

The Shipibo-Konibo have a rich and complex cosmology which have inspired their artistic traditions, notably in their ceramics and textiles. They are animists, and to them animals, vegetation, and non-biological beings have spirits, just as humans have two modes: material and spiritual.

Yine

Yine

There are 31 Yine designs, each with a particular meaning which are passed down orally from elders. The iconography of the designs are mainly based on animals according to their physical attributes. A commonly used representation is the back of the boa known as “mantona."

Matsigenka

Matsigenka

The Matsigenka are one of numerous tribes culturally alive in the Peruvian Amazon and as for millennia they are connected to nature through their rainforest home, producing numerous artefacts from locally sourced materials.

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Xapiri Ground Projects Created From The Ground Up.

Xapiri Ground is a non-profit organization dedicated to grassroots work with the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest. Our projects focus on art, culture and sustainable economy.

We believe that economic sustainability is fundamental for the autonomy of rainforest communities and the protection of their ancestral territories.