The Story of Mask Nayelis
Designed and handmade by women from the Wounaan and Embera tribes, this mask, originally used by shamans, comes directly from the Central American rainforest.
This unique piece is made from the "chunga" palm, which is split, whitened in the sun and then dyed with natural plant dyes.
Artists draw their inspiration from colourful animals, mythical creatures or pre-Columbian designs. Their environment and their ancient beliefs give life to these creations, which are unique in the world.
You can read the full, fascinating (hi)story of the masks here.
Make sure to check out our other Ethic & Tropic Masks as well.