The shaman, cast in glorious gold, sits before us
majestically. He appears to be wearing an
elaborate ritual costume with headdress,
necklace, bracelets and anklets. Notice the
beautiful ornate details on the headdress and
necklace, including the reverse of the headdress.
By the tranquil expression on his face, we may
assume that he is in a trance or meditating.
Through meditation and the intake of
hallucinogenic drugs, the shaman was able to
communicate with the supernatural and actually
become one with these forces and energies.
Thus, the shaman had an exalted leadership
status amongst the ordinary natives in the
society. The graceful sitting position of the
shaman is clearly of importance, yet we lack to
fully understand its meaning. The mystery and
beauty of this ancient culture remains an enigma.
The shaman, priest, nobility who may have worn
this fabulous work of art must have made a great
statement by his exquisite taste which can only
be appreciated by a kindred soul.