¡Jungle Crafts!

By now you know that I have spent a good bit of time exploring the Amazon rainforest.  One of many things that fascinates me about Amazon culture is the impressive knowledge of the jungle’s natural resources.

Indigenous communities throughout the Amazon have learned over centuries how to utilize the rainforest for survival.  These cultures rely almost entirely on plants and plant materials for survival.  The plants provide them with food, medicine and materials for shelter and clothing.  

This video is all about various ways rainforest natives get their craft on with plant materials.  They create items that are both useful and enriching for their daily lives.  Watch how baskets, fans, dyes and even a raft is made using no more than a machete and impressive knowledge of the jungle.

Hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it!

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