Shipibo Totem Doll

Eastern Peru
Cross & Serpent Pattern
12” high

Purchased in 2003 from another collector/dealer who states, "This totem doll is carved by the primitive Shipibo People, who live in the rain forests of Eastern Peru, on a tributary of the Amazon River called the Ucayali. The doll is painted in a traditional Shipibo mystical and religious pattern known as the Cross and Serpent, which also appears on their textiles & pottery and is tattooed on their bodies. Rare doll."

Price: $48