Large cult object of the Taino-Indians,the first American-Indian population discovered by Christopher Columbus.The significance of these stone-"necklaces" is still unknown. Depot du Musee de l'homme
Taino indian Puerto Rico
Belt. Taíno culture. Santo Domingo1492-1520 (Museum für Völkerkunde- Viena)
Amulets from the book Jewels Of Taino Art from Vicini
In Taino culture artistic manifestations reflect the understanding of images and symbols with multiple meanings, closely linked to mythological beliefs, extolling their deities, the presence of spirits and the remembrance of their ancestors.
Cultura Taino. Zemi in roccia basaltica. Maketaurie Guayaba.
Majadores: La confeccion de las manos de morteros o majadores, que tiene esculpidos en sus mangas bellos elementos figurativos que contribuian a la function / Masher: The manufacture of mortars or pestles, the handles of which are engraved with beautiful symbolical elements that contributed to the function of the object, since they were used to mash hallucinogenic substances inhaled during the cohoba ceremony. By VICINI