Handmade embroidery on cotton fabric made by the Shipibo Conibo tribe Shipibo artisans are well-known for their intricate designs on their pottery and colorful fabrics depicting their Ayahuasca-based cosmology.
The Shipibo tribe consists of around 35,000 people living in over three hundred villages in the Pucallpa region. Their communities are mostly situated along the Río Ucayali and nearby oxbow lakes. The Río Ucayali joins the Río Marañon to form the mighty Río Amazonas, the longest and largest river in the world. The Río Amazonas flows northward past Iquitos on its long journey to the Atlantic Ocean.