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Who am I?

Native Amazonian Mask

Native Amazonian Mask

                                                                                                            My name is Caramuru (pronounced Kaira moo roo).
I have traveled from my Jungle to the United States in order to tell my history and stories from the place I was born.
I am an iconic fella, born in the jungles of The Amazon. I was just a thought in my creator’s imagination until he brought me to life through his hands and with gifts from nature.
I am very grateful for all that!
I am very famous now and have many brothers and sisters living throughout the world.  I just received news that some of my brothers and sisters are hanging out in Europe. How cool is that?!
I am a very complex being. My core is made from wood, that has been carved by amazing native hands. My red eyes are like fire and are from Tento seeds. My face is adorned with more Tento seeds, Acai seeds and fish bones.
What about my head adornment! They are fish scales from the largest Amazonian fish called “Arapaima gigas”, the famous Pirarucu of The Amazon. The natives in my jungle have been catching them for thousands of years and the meat tastes wonderful.  Did you know you can use the scales to file your finger nails?
And then, he found me some flowing hair that is a fiber from our local palm trees. The natural gold color shines in the Amazon Sunrise and is very strong when braided. I like it so very much! It makes me look so regal.
Well, since I do like to talk, I could not have gotten better teeth the those from a “Piranha” fish. Yeah, a real Piranha.  That in itself is a long story, but don’t they look great?
Like I said, I am a true Amazonian and have lots to talk about. If you have questions about me or my life’s path or my friends in the Amazon, drop me a line. I love to talk and will be happy to share some curiosities and real facts from my jungle. There’s so much I want to tell, I will be so busy preparing for my next letter.
Keep an eye on my page, “Caramuru’s Corner” with real stories from the Amazon Jungle! Next, I will tell about my friends from the tribe “SATERÊ-MAWÉ”. (pronounced Sah té ré mah wé)
Tchau…(Amazonian for Good Bye)

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