Participant Portfolios / Amazonian Rainforest

Yaneth Tanimuka

Uitoto ceramicist, cook, singer, dancer, Pedrera

Yaneth Tanimuka is a maloquera, or person in charge of the maloca or ritual home. She is also a representative of the women’s council ACIMA (Asociación de Capitanías Indígenas del Mirití Amazonas) where she works towards sovereignty and a sustainable way of life for the Tanimuka people.

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Yaneth Tanimuka
Yaneth Tanimuka

Yaneth Tanimuka tries the pottery wheel used by fellow participant, Guillermo Bautista.
Photo by Cristina Díaz-Carrera, Smithsonian Institution