ETNOGRAFIA DA PRODUÇÃO DE ARTEFATOS E ARTESANATOS EM COMUNIDADES DA RESERVA DE DESENVOLVIMENTO SUSTENTÁVEL AMANÃ – MÉDIO SOLIMÕES.

M. J. S. Sousa

Abstract


Artifacts and handcrafts are material witnesses of a society, as they reflect its ways of living and reveal its multiple cultural expressions (VELTHEM, 1998). This study presents an ethnographic account of the production of objects made and utilized by inhabitants of communities in the Amanã Sustainable Development Reserve. It highlights the importance of objects in a context of production and diffusion of knowledge. The research methods involved participant observation, interviews and an appraisal carried out in 14 communities and five other localities. In the Amanã Reserve most of production of artifacts was found in the Amanã and Urini lakes regions. An inventory was carried out including 23 artifacts and ten handicrafts, which reflected the production demands of the local economy – especially in terms of agricultural tools, but also utensils for domestic use. Nonetheless, artifacts are full of meanings that go beyond their utilization, since they carry a social history within them.

Keywords


Artefatos; Artesanatos; Reserva Amanã; Transmissão de conhecimentos; Artifacts, Handcrafts, Amanã Reserve, Diffusion of knowledge



DOI: https://doi.org/10.31420/uakari.v5i1.52