amazonian-cultures

amazonian cultures

A Symbol of Culture: Francs Guinéens Paint a Picture of Life in Guinea
November 10, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

by Kaylee Gund During a recent visit to the Museum’s offsite collections storage, one carving in particular caught my eye — the Nimba (D’mba). After living in Guinea for over a year, I immediately honed in on the familiar polished wood of the Nimba among the other West African pieces. The Nimba is a symbol […]

Amazon Scavenger Hunt: a Fun Way to Explore Rainforest Sustainability
September 29, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Recently my daughter and I were making cookies when she asked me, “Where do chocolate chips come from?” I considered the glib answer, “From the chocolate chip factory,” but decided to take advantage of a teachable moment and said, “Well, chocolate is made from seeds of the cacao tree that grows in the South American […]

Glimpse: Spirits & Headhunters [12 Days of HMNS]
December 20, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Today is the Seventh Day of HMNS! In the spirit of the classic holiday carol, we’re taking 12 days to feature 12 different videos that preview or go behind-the-scenes of a holiday museum activity, here on the blog (or, you can get a sneak peek at all the videos on 12days.hmns.org – we won’t tell). […]

Vanishing Worlds – Still Vanishing
November 24, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Raoni Photograph by Cristina Mittermeier One of the tribes featured in our exhibit on Amazonian rainforest people is that of the Kayapó people. We also have on display a series of large photographs taken very recently by Cristina Mittermeier. These photographs show daily life among the Kayapó. The title panel of this section of the […]



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