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AMERICAS ART GALLERY

Objects from the natives of North, Central, and South America. Pre-Columbian art, tribal amulets from the Amazon Region…

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AMERICAS

The Centre and South America are still populated by indigenous people; villages in some countries have extensive territories. Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. At least a thousand different indigenous languages ​​are spoken in the new continent: Quechua, Aymara, Guaraní, Mayan languages​​ and Nahuatl, there are numerous native communities. These people maintain important aspects of their cultural and spiritual practices. Some traditional villages still live in relative isolation and wanted by the "civilized" society. Amazonian ethnic groups in the territories are a few who still resist the advance of technological progress neo-liberal.

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America Art Gallery - Taino

The Taínos were the original inhabitants of the Bahamas, Cuba, Greater Antilles, Puerto Rico and north of the Lesser Antilles. This ethnic group is part of the ancient Arawak people emigrated from South America. Developed sophisticated ritual art based on the divinity of nature. At the time of Columbus's arrival in 1492, there were five Taíno groups of the Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic).
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Americas Art Gallery - Bracelets

The bracelets with natural elements are used by the natives of 'Amazonia, ritual and ornamental purposes, are used in the Andean Cordillera and the Tierra del Fuego for thousands of years. These particular colored amulets are hand made and contain its own meaning. They are realized with: seeds, shells, stones and other elements of the forest. Some bracelets are still worn as amulets or important symbols of good luck. 
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Americas Art Gallery - Necklaces

According to the indigenous culture necklaces and ornaments manifest the power or importance of the wearer, they are considered a vehicle towards the invisible realm. Many villages in the forests of Latin America use animal bones, feathers, stones, seeds, pottery and anthropomorphic figures to make handmade bracelets and pendants. The ancestral beliefs are intimately linked to spirituality, infra-world and the cosmic world.
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Americas Art Gallery - Objects

The ancient pre-Hispanic cultures still living spontaneous expression of the Latin American people, and this influence is manifested in their cultural life, literature, art, music, folklore and dance. Spiritual practices are a tradition that is part of the wealth of this continent. A result of various influences merged in the New World: the pre-Columbian peoples, European culture and the vital energy of Africa.
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