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Participant Portfolios / Amazonian Rainforest

Oliverio Rodríguez Muinane

Nonuya basket weaver, singer, dancer, Araracuara

Oliverio Rodríguez is a maloquero, or person in charge of the maloca or ritual home. He is a basketmaker specializing in the balay basket, a rounded basket used to serve food.

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Oliverio Rodríguez Muinane
Oliverio Rodríguez Muinane

Oliverio Rodríguez Muinane weaves a basket from tripepero, a traditional Amazonian fiber.
Photo by Nora Simon, Smithsonian Institution