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Re: rainforest

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Becky Alexander (Bekalex)
Sun, 2 Mar 1997 09:57:46 -0800

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><I would like to know what kinds of art do the indigenous people of the
>tropical rainforests of South America make?>
>I can respond to the question as it relates to the Caribs in the West
>Indies, but not South America. The Caribs make beautiful, tightly woven
>baskets, and do rattan rugs, fern-root carvings, dugout canoes, coconut
>carvings...some seed/bead work and wood carving...mostly they are known for
>their basketry...they use native plants and dyes, which result in perfectly
>formed baskets in natural hues.

How about body painting? Many native cultures do this. I seem to remember
somewhere seeing pictures of South American tribal people wearing symbolic

Also, this might be an idea to work with for the walk-around art-festival
someone mentioned.


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