Foto: Harold Schultz, década de 1950

Waujá

  • Other names
    Waurá
  • Where they are How many

    MT529 (Siasi/Sesai, 2012)
  • Linguistic family
    Aruak

Introduction

Inhabitants of the Xingu Indigenous Park, the Wauja are famous for the exceptional quality of their pottery, the graphic designs of their baskets, their feather artwork and their ritual masks. In addition to the richness of their material culture, this people possess a complex and fascinating mytho-cosmology, in which the links between animals, things, humans and extra-human beings permeate their conception of the world and form crucial aspects of their shamanic practices.