Incausa – Mehinako – Traditional Fishing Basket


Indigenous Handcraft
Fishing (or fruit) basket
ø 35cm, H15cm

The Mehinako are indigenous people of Brazil.
They live in the Indigenous Park of the Xingu, located around the headwaters of the Xingu River Mato Grosso.
They currently reside in area around the Tuatuari and Kurisevo Rivers.

Known as dream interpreters, they make a deliberate effort to recall and interpret their dreams to help them guide their way through the day.
Population: 254 (in 2011)
Language: MehinAku, an Arawakan language.

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