"A memory painted on a Runa woman's face.’”

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Tod D. Swanson,   "A memory painted on a Runa woman's face.’” Youtube video.  3:56. September 26, 2013. https://youtu.be/2FVzJh69jyQ

Eulodia Dagua, "The Nalpi River Bowl"

 

Western abstract art abstracts from the particular ignorer to capture an idea or the "essence" of something.  It abstracts in order to escape particularity.  By contrast this bowl recalls a memory of a particular place on a particular river, the Nalpi River.  This evoking of specific memory is characteristic of Amazonian Quichua art.

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Tod D. Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua, 'The Nalpi River Bowl.'" Youtube video.  1:01. December 7, 2016.  https://youtu.be/Xc97NHNuWNY.

Eulodia Dagua, "The Path to Chiriboga"

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Tod D. Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua, 'The Path to Chiroboga.'" Youtube video.  1:45. December 8, 2016.  https://youtu.be/09bcffslz8c.

Eulodia Dagua, "The Sound of the Cicada"

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Tod D. Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua, 'The Sound of the Cicada'" Youtube video.  3:46. December 8, 2016. https://youtu.be/4HDkB0m6RUA.

Eulodia Dagua, "A face painted with water animals to resist sickness."  

 

In order to become resistant to sickness Pastaza Kichwa  woman Eulodia Dagua paints her face with water animals that resist barbasco fish poison.  Interview by Tod Swanson at Iyarina.  Andes and Amazon Field School  June, 2013.

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Tod D. Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, 'A face painted with water animals to resist sickness.'''  Youtube video. 2:40.  August 15, 2013.  https://youtu.be/0A_TRfZmQmU

Eulodia Dagua, "Widowed Toucans Sing Love Songs."  

 

Men and women use toucans to carry their love songs anonymously over distance.  The reason they use toucans is that toucans always travel in pairs.  When one of them is shot its mate, whether male or female, perches in the top of a tall tree and sings plaintively until a new mate arrives. By the end of the day it has its new lover. This is why toucan songs are particularly effective as love songs.

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Tod D. Swanson,  "Eulodia Dagua, 'Widowed Toucans Sing Love Songs.'''  Youtube video. 4:26.  December 9, 2016.  https://youtu.be/_lrLznnM6gI.

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