The wonderful art of the Xavantes people inspires this composition by Brazil's Genny Marcondes. She works with tempera and sand to emulate the patterns and textures the Xavantes people obtain from natural pigments. Xavantes people refer to themselves as A'wê Uptabi, meaning "true people." They live in Mato Grosso and Goiás, and their aesthetic refinements are well-known throughout Brazil. "I am fascinated with the colors the Xavantes people use for their rituals, especially the plumage in their costumes," confides Marcondes.
Titled "Xavantes II" in Portuguese.