The Tribal Arts Collection
This carefully curated collection is brought to you by Jeff Crawford, Nashville's Shaman ®. Jeff travels to Peru to visit his Shipibo family each year and hand picks items to bring back to his healing practice and store.
The Tribal Arts Collection is an assortment of crafts and techniques kept alive by the Shipibo people. They are created from items gathered in the Amazon rainforest and are a unique addition to your home.
Due to the handcrafted nature of these tribal artisan goods, items that have more than one available may vary from the photo. Colors, feathers and beads may vary from item to item. Feel free to contact The Shaman Shop with questions regarding specific items.
Origins & Artisans
Shipibo designs are traditionally carried out on natural un-dyed cotton (which they often grow themselves) or on cotton dyed in mahogany bark (usually three or four times) which gives the distinctive brown colour. They paint either using a pointed piece of chonta (bamboo) or an iron nail with the juice of the crushed Huito (Genipa americana) berry fruits which turns into a blue- brown-black dye once exposed to air.
Jeff travels yearly to Peru to visit his Shipibo family and selects artisan items to bring home with him to Nashville. You can read more about Jeff's journey to the Shipibo and their energetic and design process. The world is made better for their presence and their ongoing traditions. Sales from the website benefit Shipibo people in Peru.