Kabai is the Ugarapul word for the native bee Tetragonula carbonaria and it's honey.
To many Indigenous Australians traditional names were passed down by ancestral beings and other spirits, and because of this they are considered sacred.
Their continued use is as important, as it is not only recognition of these sacred cultural figures / aspects... but also a way of reconnecting with them.
Ugarapul is a dialect of the Yuggera language group of South East Queensland, Australia.
Tales from the Road: ‘Sumba is the perfect balance of wild and luxury. Nothing I write will accurately describe the feeling you get at Nihi Sumba. The culture, the horses and the people are authentic, beautiful and special. Each ride was amazing. The accommodation was incredible – the resort and our villa were spectacularly beautiful (no words can describe how beautiful this place is – the vibe is amazing), and the food was sooo delicious. Everyone at the resort and stables were very kind, loved sharing stories of their culture and families, and were generally interested in getting to know us – you really do feel like family by the time you leave.’ - We're so stoked to hear Jenna Dombroski's testimonial of the Sumba Ride in Indonesia!
Here we connect #sacredart#indigenousculture and old ideas we need to share and learn from today. The photo is a scene from our East Asia collection. If you’ve seen this meme, this piece represents the same concept without words. #indigenouspeople would pass on such icons and their meaning through oral tradition. The older the tradition, the richer the wisdom!
What is our relationship to the animals and plants in our lives and beyond? What does decolonizing mean for our environment? How can we begin to decolonize the way we consume & our relationship to living beings?
European culture has dangerously divorced itself from connection to the land and all the life that inhabits it. We created an artificial hierarchy of life that denies plants, the earth, even animals are fully alive. Now we see science catching up to Indigenous knowledge that plants feel, communicate, connect, have conflict, that they are alive. We’re still struggling to recover knowledge about nature that we lost when we divorced ourselves from our ecosystem. We edited religions to give ourselves “domination” over ALL life on earth. We ripped ourselves from our own cultures even as people begged us not to. We mocked them and called them “romantics.”
I remember learning about the Industrial Revolution and going - how was this progress? We’re taught that we always progress because we live in some teleological “we live in the best of all possible worlds” bubble. But we haven’t. We are dominated by extractive and oppressive ideas that stripped us of culture, values, empathy, and has left us as vapid hollow shells of Whiteness. Because everything we have comes from land - especially culture.
Environmentalism is about empowering and protecting Indigenous life, in all its forms. For me? It’s about reconnecting to my indigenous roots in Europe and what is NOW called “Mexico.” It’s about decolonizing my view of life as a hierarchy. It’s about embracing what I’ve always felt about ALL living beings. It’s about GIVING life BACK. It’s about being connected through the animals & plants we eat, the culture we practice, the people we protect.
Yes environmentalism is also about protecting Indigenous people who are crucial to recovering and decolonizing all this. Who are a crucial part of the ecosystem and ought to be protected because they exist just like all life.
I aspire to that, I’m not there yet remotely with my connection to land. I’m in beginning stages and fumbling at best, but it starts with how we think.
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🌬What is Sepa?
Sepa is a raw resin harvested from Sepa trees grown near #MutumVillage , in the Brazilian Amazon.
Sepa produces white, aromatic smoke and is used by the #Yawanawá during ceremonies when making strong prayers for healing.
The resin is also used for clearing energy and clarifying the mind, since it holds the influence of purification, protection, and connection to the✨ Divine✨. Burn this Sepa while listening to the Yawanawá’s ancient chants and be transported. Sense, fell, clear and enjoy!
Sepa Resin from Mutum Village, Brazilian Amazon
Acacia Wooden Bowl
USB: 12 Yawanawá songs (Studio Recorded & Mastered)
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🇫🇷 Venez ce Dimanche 16 Décembre (18 a 23h) pour notre vente spéciale Noël en collaboration avec la marque @perlesrares_krobo ❤️ Si vous êtes à la recherche de cadeaux particuliers, venez voir notre sélection d'accessoires fabriqués à la main! .
🇬🇧 Join us this Sunday 16th to our CHRISTMAS SPECIAL SALE in Paris. We’ll be there in collaboration with the brand Perles Rares so if you’re looking for special presents, come and check our selection of handmade accessories!
TONANTZIN TLALLI: Our Lady of Guadalupe’s attire is filled with Indigenous cosmology: her robe is red meaning wisdom; she wears a black belt representative of pregnancy, of new beginnings; her blue/green cloak of stars brings to mind the Mexica goddess of the stars, Citlalicue. And She appeared to Cuauhtlatoatzi AKA Juan Diego on four different days, marking the sacred number four: the Four Winds; the Four Directions. Of course, to the Spaniards and many in the Church, then and now, the symbolism was and still is quite different.
Our Lady of Guadalupe in both of her expressions continues to be revered and passionately believed in. From early resistance to Spanish rule in the 1800s, civil rights marches in the United States to today’s Zapatista Movement in Mexico, her image continues to be carried on banners to bring awareness to the plight of farm workers, women, undocumented immigrants, and the continued theft of lands and rights from indigenous people. Her faithful devotees, Catholic and otherwise, turn to her with deep belief in her powers to help and to heal. Statues and paintings of Her grace the altars of many traditional healers, curanderos and curanderas.
La Morena’s four miraculous appearances from December 9 to 12 in 1531 on the hill of Tepeyac near present day Mexico City to a Mexica man named Cuauhtlatoatzi (Talking Eagle), who became known as Juan Diego after his conversion to Catholicism.
According to the Catholic Church, a beautiful Mexica (Aztec) woman appeared to Juan Diego speaking to him in Nahuatl, asked him to tell the bishop that her name was La Virgen de Guadalupe and that she wanted a church built on Tepeyac. When Juan Diego was not believed, as proof of his story, she instructed him to fill his tilma (cape) with roses and take them to the Catholic bishop yet again, with instructions to build a church on that same site. When Juan Diego opened his cloak to show the bishop the flowers, instead of roses, the image that we know today as Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared miraculously imprinted upon the cotton fabric. #herstory#indigenousculture#tonantzin#tonantzintlalli
Madakel ha salamat sa Talaandig Tribe ng Bukidnon for trusting us and coming down the mountains with us for this collaborative showcase! It was an absolute honor to share this pop up space and most especially the stage with you brothers!
Thank you to Tribal Dancer Daryl Saway, Rainbowman @balugto, Flute Master Oliver Kinuyog and Drum Master @tambuloy for sharing your tribe's treasures with Manila!
Thank you also to @celine_mallari for the amazing film captures!
12/12 — is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe aka Goddess Tonantzin which marks a message of hope and affirmation sent in very troubled times.
This is the most sacred of times to honor our blessed Mother in the emanation of Our Lady of Guadalupe who appeared on the sacred mountain of the Goddess Tonantzin in 1531. While there are many strange and unholy things associated with the invasion of indigenous cultures by those whose aim it is to conquest and control, there is one thing that remains true. There remains a legend of a mother who comforted her children.
A mother came to the people, she did not leave them without Her. The Feminine Divine, even in a new form, was not lost. She would not leave her children without a mother, and the people, though they sometimes might need to seek her through smoke and mirrors, can feel that her hand extends to them throughout history. And despite so many challenges by those who sought to oppress.
Artwork by Shiloh Sophia
This is just a glimpse of what we meant when we set out to mold a contemporary Filipino culture respectfully grounded in tradition.
Our founder in a 100% Local Modern Filipino outfit (shout out to @rumpus_studios and @indayogph) alongside Talaandig Tribe crafter @tambuloy in a traditional Talaandig Tribal Suit. Both of them are banging on handmade and hand carved Tambols made by @tambuloy himself and is jamming to the electronic jazz/funk mixes of local dj @seanmnl. Yiw! Good vibes all around!
Thank you again to @purveyr for giving us an avenue to create, collaborate and contribute to this ever evolving local creative scene! Expect more from us!
Moment captured by @celine_mallari
After a couple of months off, chef Zach is ready for 2019!
We are back with a Pop Up tour in Victoria, called “Finding Home Again” 👌🏽
There will be dates posted to where to find us with the first event in February 2019