Cohoba Powder | Taíno phallic-mammiform ( i.e., male/female ) vessel with bat or owl ...
Maria Lionza, Caracas- is riding a tapir & holding a female pelvis aloft. It is said that in her throne were indigenous animals like turtles and snakes. She is said to still live on the mountain of Sorte, where her followers come to pay homage to her, calling her their "Queen." On 12 october all the principal shamans and priests of María Lionza come together to pay homage to their Queen with a tribal show. The name María Lionza comes from Santa María de la Onza ("Saint Mary of the Jaguar")
Cohoba Ceremony | Dieu de la Cohoba
Cohoba, a hallucinogen made of ground tree seeds, was used by Taino shamans. Users put cohoba powder on a carved pedestal and inhaled through the nose via an inhaler like this piece, from between 1000 and 1500 A.D. This carved stone shows a shaman or behique in a trance.
Les indiens Taïnos
Cohoba Ceremony | Statue du Dieu Cohoba
Ceramicas: Su representaciones plasticas poseen una surgerente fuerza expresiva con gran dominio del simbolismo, la simetria y la abstraccion, impregnadas de signos / Vessels: Vessels contain an expressive force with symbolism, symmetry & abstraction, with skillful stylization inspired by the cosmic vision of the Tainos. By VICINI