Platanal, Amazonas [Venezuela]: Escuela Intercultural Bilingüe Yanomami; Yanomami Owë Mamotima (Organization), 2000. ill., + 1 printed card (10 x 10 cm.) in a linen-covered clamshell box 37 cm. Item #114716
Illustrated folktale of the brothers who taught the Yanomami how to build a house. Block printed book on handmade paper sewn with thread to a split stick spine; first and last leaves serve as covers. Tissue paper guard sheets loosely inserted./ Date "1996" in cut on back cover; each of the last three numbers is inverted./ "This is ... a limited edition of 50. Made in the Yanomami Community of Platanal in the state of Amazonas of Venezuela in November of 2000 ... the result of a community effort and collaboration involving the elders, scholars and youth working in the self-development project Yanomami Owe Mamotima ... signed by the leader of this project"--Printed card laid in./ "The paper is hand made using abaca, the thread is kurathasi, and the pigment on the spine is onoto. The cover is a blend of shiki with abaca. The plates are rubber and printed using a water based ink"--Printed card laid in./ Accompanied by: "Yanomami Owë Mamotima Paper" = "Papel Yanomami Owë Mamotima" (1 sheet ; 22 x 28 cm.); "Traducción del texto del libro Shapono" = "Translation of the text from the book Shapono" (1 sheet : col. ill., ports ; 22 x 28 cm.); flier advertising Shapono and the Amazon paper project, including the Best Book of the Year Award bestowed on it in 1999 by the Venezuelan Ministry of Education (1 sheet : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 22 x 28 cm.). Text in Yanomami language. Publication information on accompanying card in English. The ink shades can vary, most of the covers are the darker color and inside sheets have the lighter color red. All spines are sewn and in some cases the stitches vary as well as the thickness and look of the spine. All spines are made from discarded arrows that are not used because they have broken.