'yanomani' cultural shoes by breno cintra
using the brazilian aboriginal tribe yanomani as reference, firenze-based designer breno cintra
has developed a pair of wooden shoes that integrate cultural influences from their daily rituals.
as warriors, they use to paint their bodies and for each event there is a specific painting: fighting,
hunting, marriage, death. every indigenous ritual is portrayed in the body in the form of paint -
an intense artistic expression of the indians. the shoes reflect the characteristics of their
temporary architecture, which is traditionally constructed mainly of thatched palm leaves and wood.
front and rear views
design process - references