This beautiful skirt-sized tela combines both traditional and modern Shipibo design elements. The mandala-like pattern is a more modern development, and its four segments represent the cross-section of ayahuasca.
There are two anacondas on the two horizontal arms of the cross. For the Shipibo, the anaconda represents the mother of their people as well as being a form in which Madre Ayahuasca manifests herself.
The top right and bottom left quadrant show the traditional designs called kené, which arethe energetic patterns seen by the Shipibo shaman when they drink ayahuasca.