yanomani shoes by breno cintra
yanomani shoes by breno cintra
feb 11, 2013

yanomani shoes by breno cintra

‘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.


yanomani shoes by breno cintra yanomani shoe view


yanomani shoes by breno cintra details in wood and bamboo construction


yanomani shoes by breno cintra front and rear views



yanomani shoes by breno cintra design process – references



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  • Pretty pretty please someone tell me where I can buy this hyperventilating from desire inducing shoes xoxo

    margauxoxo says:
  • Wow. Let’s take the very last thing that this tribe possess- their dignity- and turn it into a hipster fashion statement. Nothing says love like having your face turned into a shoe.

    mkc says:

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