Participant Portfolios / Amazonian Rainforest

Daniel Matapí Yucuna

Matapi craftsman, singer, dancer, Araracuara

Daniel Matapí dedicates his time to recording and compiling information about traditional Matapí knowledge, particularly Matapí oral traditions. He is involved in fishing, hunting, and basket weaving, and he often aids researchers who are studying his regional area, Araracuara.

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Daniel Matapí Yucuna
Daniel Matapí Yucuna

Daniel Matapí Yucuna paints a traditional Amazonian pattern on a ceremonial instrument.
Photo by Amy Vaughters, Smithsonian Institution