Orinoco

See highlights from the collection below.
The CPPC manages the Orinoco Collection, a group of ethnographic objects and documentation from twelve indigenous communities of the Venezuelan Orinoco River basin: the De’áruwa (Piaroa), Ye’kuana, Yanomami, Híwi (Guahibo), E’ñepa (Panare), Wakuénai (Curripaco), Baniva, Baré, Puinave, Warekena, Tsase (Píapoco) and Hoti. 

  • YE'KUANA

    Loom

    Vine, cotton thread; white, red and blue embroidery beads; vegetable dye.

    108 x 41.5 cm.

  • HíWI

    Hammock

    Cumare fiber

    336 x 120 cm.

  • DE'ÁRUWA

    Warime Mask

    Parrot and toucan feathers, palm fiber, mamure, marima, peramán resin, kaolin, vegetable dye.

    28 x 22 cm.

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  • YE'KUANA

    Sacred Bat (ansa)

    Wood, toucan skins, curagua fiber.

    63 x 62.5 cm.

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  • HíWI

    Effigy Vessel

    Baked clay, vegetable dye.

    33.5 x 17.5 cm.

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  • HíWI

    Zoomorphic pot

    Baked clay, vegetable dye.

    16.5 x 24 cm.

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  • HíWI

    Guana drum(female)

    Wood, vegetable dye.

    92 x 16 cm.

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  • HíWI

    Maraca

    Gourd, wood, curassow feathers, curagua fiber, cane verada, seeds.

    31.5 x 9.5 cm.

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  • DE'ÁRUWA

    Canaletes (oars)

    Parature wood

    133 x 29 cm.

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  • PUINAVE

    Nasa

    Mamure vine, bamboo fiber.

    43.5 x 21 cm.

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  • E'ÑEPA

    Cerbatana (blowpipe)

    Mabí wood, tirite bark, ditch reed, peramán resin, vegetable dye.

    338 x 5 cm.

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  • YE'KUANA

    Earrings

    Aluminum, embroidery beads, cotton thread.

    6 x 3 cm.

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  • YE'KUANA

    Bracelets

    Cotton thread, white, red and blue embroidery beads, toucan skin and feathers, parrot and macaw feathers.

    92 cm.

  • HíWI

    Guanare necklace

    Tiger fangs with black spots, armadillo claw, seje seeds, chiquichique coconut, blue and white embroidery beads, curagua fiber, woven cotton ribbon, cotton, vegetable dye.

    113 x 27.5 cm.

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  • YANOMAMI

    Paradise tanager (Tangara chilensis) skins.

    Paradise tanager (Tangara chilensis) skins.

    15 x 4 cm.

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  • HíWI

    Crown

    Parrot feathers, cucurito bark, palm fiber.

    22 x 23 cm.

  • YE'KUANA

    Petaca

    Bamboo bark, curagua fiber, vegetable dye.

    17 x 29.5 x 23.5 cm.

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  • YANOMAMI

    Guatura

    Vegetable dye, majagua fiber, mamure vine.

    40.5 x 46 cm.

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  • YE'KUANA

    Wuwa

    Mamure vine and vegetable dye.

    30.5 x 31 cm.

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  • WAKUÉNAI

    Guapa

    Bamboo bark, mamure vine, curagua fiber, vegetable dye.

    37 x 9 cm.

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