Incausa Handmade Titca Vine & Wood Kayapó Brooms
Handmade Titica Vine & Wood Broom by the Kayapó people of the Amazon forest.
The Kayapó forest people follow the strict process of death and rebirth that encompasses the Amazon Jungle in every aspect of their lives.
Cleaning and organizing their dwellings with dead titica vines made into brooms are a clear manifestation of that process.
The Kayapó live in villages inside the Xingu National Reservation, a territory almost as large as Austria in Central Brazil and almost entirely covered in equatorial rainforest. Their cosmology, ritual life and social organization are extremely rich and complex, while their relations with non-Indian society and environmentalists from the world over are marked by their intensity and ambivalence.