Shipibo Konibo Traditional Medicine, with Martha Ma [talk + discussion]
Wed, Oct 11, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Bushel is pleased to host a talk on Shipibo Konibo traditional medicine by Martha Ma, guest curator of Bushel’s current exhibition, “Threads of Tradition: Shipibo–Konibo Textile Arts.” Medicinal plants are a defining feature of the Shipibo Konibo cultural heritage, represented in their art, songs, and world view. Martha Ma will share her experiences, a bit of history, and stories from her two years working in the Peruvian Amazon with her former maestro, Onaya, and friend Roger Lopez. Ayahuasca receives all the attention, but the Shipibo Konibo medicinal tradition is far richer and greater than just one plant.

Following the talk, Ma will facilitate an open discussion about healing plants, how we can incorporate them into our lives, apply and practice the lessons they have to teach us about ourselves and our relationships in the natural world, and protect them for the treasures that they are for the good of all humanity.

This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.

Martha Ma is the Co-Founder and CEO of Inin Rabi. She spent over three years living and working alongside the Shipibo Konibo community, which cemented her deep love and dedication to their community. She is a community garden educator, artist, teaching chef, writer, holistic health counselor, and permaculture practitioner. She is the former Executive Director of Naniola Productions, creating informational multimedia events and content for public education on current food issues and healthy living. She currently stewards a little oasis in Walton, NY.

image: Detail of large embroidered cloth that represents three master plants: Tohe, Ayahuasca, Tobacco.