Shipibo Ayahuasca mandala
The visionary space of Ayahuasca is represented in the striking hand-drawn artwork of the Shipibo tribe in the Upper Amazon. This central section of a larger textile represents a cross section of the Ayahuasca vine and the visionary spaces it leads one into.
Photo by David Crews – near Iquitos, Peru.
Addendum, January, 2013:
This post gets a lot of views, so I thought I’d give this link to a newer post that also features my photos of this and other Shipibo mandalas and artwork. Enjoy!