Yine Decorative Slab

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Handcarved from fallen tree wood (e.g. snag).
$ 190.00 USD
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This handcarved cedar wood slab is crafted from wood or "snag" that had fallen into the river and repurposed by the artisan. The carved Yine design is a continuation of their traditional body art.

Dimensions (approximate): 80cm x 23.5cm

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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."

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There are 31 designs of the Yine peoples and each design varies with a particular meaning, which can have a different meaning in another town or community. These designs are also a continuation of their traditional body art. The iconography of these designs are mainly based on animals according to their physical qualities. Common representations are: tiger footprints, bones of deer and peccaries, frogs, turtles, jaguars, and tiger skin and spots.

The main colors used in Yine textiles are:

  • Red, which represents human and animal blood, is related to war and hunting in times of conflict.
  • Black, which represents death.
  • White, which represents peace and tranquility at a time when there are no wars or confrontation.
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