yanomani

I bet Xena, Warrior Princess never wasted her time with high heels because she didn't care about elongating her legs or looking great in a short dress (which they did), but if she did, they'd probably be something like these wooden wedges, inspired by the aboriginal Yanomani tribe of Brazil. The Yanomani paint their bodies in special ways for major rituals, like fighting, hunting, marriage, and death. Designer Breno Cintra drew inspiration from the tribe's cultural rituals which allow them to express the importance of rites of passage by painting their bodies. The shoes also reflect the structure of the Yanomani home, which is constructed with thatched palm leaves and wood.


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