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Spatula, 900-1492 Caribbean, Greater Antilles, Taino, 10th-15th century

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Caribbean Dominican Republic Taino Vomit Spatula made from the rib of a West Indian Manatee (1000 to 1500 Dominican Republic)

Caribbean Dominican Republic Taino Vomit Spatula made from the rib of a West Indian Manatee at Finch & Co, in London, England.

Taino - Greater Antilles - Amulette - Anthropozoomorphic - sculpted, chiselled and polished stone in broken white - height 86 mm x width 52 mm x depth 30 mm - Catawiki

Taino - Greater Antilles - Amulette - Anthropozoomorphic - sculpted, chiselled and polished stone in broken white - height 86 mm x width 52 mm x depth 30 mm - Catawiki

Zemi Figure Spatulas (Vomitivo)  Dominican Republic: Taino 13th-15th century

Zemi Figure Spatulas (Vomitivo) Dominican Republic: Taino 13th-15th century

Cohoba Powder | What Became of the Taíno?

What Became of the Taíno?

A shaman’s protruding ribs on an effigy vessel (at the Museo del Hombre Dominicano, Dominican Republic) illustrates the emaciating degree to which shamans ritually fasted and purged to purify themselves for contact with spirits and deceased ancestors.

With hand-crafted clay stamps, Taino people traditionally printed various designs on their bodies or on cotton cloth material. In a process comparable to temporary tattos or  henna-painting, pigments attained from plants such as Bija or Jagua and other natural resources were applied to the Taino stamps. The stamps were then pressed on to the body or cloth, imprinting the beautiful and varied designs.

With hand-crafted clay stamps, Taino people traditionally printed various designs on their bodies or on cotton cloth material. In a process comparable to temporary tattos or henna-painting, pigments attained from plants such as Bija or Jagua and other natural resources were applied to the Taino stamps. The stamps were then pressed on to the body or cloth, imprinting the beautiful and varied designs.

Taino sun

Taino Sun Symbols

Indigenartmuseum - Americas Taino Art Gallery

Indigenartmuseum - Ornaments made in cooperation with the indigenous: Kayapo (Brasil), Yanomami and Piaroa (Venezuela), Shipibo (Perù) and other South America villages.

Duho taíno Los morteros y majadores líticos de la cultura taína generalmente tienen esculpidos elementos figurativos que pueden tener forma humana o de animales, que junto a otras decoraciones en bajo relieve, le imprime a estos artefactos utilitarios un carácter propiamente ceremonial, por lo cual, los arqueólogos consideran que estas piezas talladas con gran esmero tendrían un sentido o función ritual y se emplearían en la pulverización de las plantas embriagantes inhaladas por los indios

Duho taíno Los morteros y majadores líticos de la cultura taína generalmente tienen esculpidos elementos figurativos que pueden tener forma humana o de animales, que junto a otras decoraciones en bajo relieve, le imprime a estos artefactos utilitarios un carácter propiamente ceremonial, por lo cual, los arqueólogos consideran que estas piezas talladas con gran esmero tendrían un sentido o función ritual y se emplearían en la pulverización de las plantas embriagantes inhaladas por los indios

Puerto Rico

The Taino genocide

Puerto Rico

Caribbean, probably Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, or Jamaica, Taino, ca. 1000 to 1500 CE.  A special ceremonial implement for the Cohoba ritual, boldly carved with a skeletal Zemi figure (a being housing a god, spirit, or ancestor), its form meticulously delineated (notice the spine and ribcage visible on the backside) donning a tall, elaborately incised headdress and holding its hands underneath its open mouth, all hand-carved from manatee bone that is the process of fossilizing and…

Exceptional Taino Bone Vomit Stick w/ Zemi Figure

Image 1 PreColumbian Stone Zemi, Taino Indians, PR, DR, & Haiti

This fantastic stone Zemi, or spirit stone was carved by the Taino people who inhabited the Caribbean Islands before the arrival of Columbus.

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