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Artisan: Ave María da Silva
Origin: Tabatinga, Amazonas, Brazil
In Ticuna society families are divided into animal clans: the feathered clan and the crawling clan. These classifications function to keep intermarriage. No two people from the same clan can marry. Hence, a person from the crawling clan must marry a person from the feathered clan. The jaguar is symbolic of the crawling clan and its likeness is worn on the faces of clan members during rites of passage and figurines adorn the lodges of crawling clan members.