Karajá Indigenous People

Goiás, Tocantins e Mato Grosso

Povo Indígena Karajá

Ritxoko is the form that Karajá women use to say modern doll, an appointment that has been made since 1940, most probably due to greater contact with the non-indigenous. They are cultural representations with mythological motives, of rituals, portraying everyday scenes, of gender identity, of family, of village, of ethnic group, of the fauna and of the patrimonial citizenship of their people, following their life and death cycles. Art is present in all aspects of the life of the karajás.

*The Karajá dolls 'Ritxoko' were declared cultural heritage of Brazil by UNESCO in 2012.

Ceramic sculpture depicting animals typical of the Xingu and with painting graphics typical of the Karajás tribe.

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