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All the ancient peoples who inhabited the vast expanses of our planet had gods or idols whom they worshiped. There were also different animals that were endowed with the functions of the defenders of the tribe. In addition to various cave paintings of gods, archaeologists often find, during excavations in different places, Indian statues with images of gods and animals. This proves once again that a lot of time has passed since the statuette appeared, and that it was of great importance to man. Figurines of different nationalities and tribes are of great interest from a historical and cultural point of view.
Background: “By the time of European colonization, the Indian tribes of Central America had a highly developed culture, which was destroyed by the conquerors. Wood carving was especially developed among the Indians. It is found among the Indians of North America (northwest coast) and among the tribes of South America. Various gravestone and totem poles are widespread here, where a combination of fantastic patterns and scenes from real life is observed. Among the Indian tribes, the craft of weaving, embroidery, making feather jewelry, weaving, making clay products and various figures was widespread. The original culture of the Indians in many areas disappeared after colonization, and in a number of places it gave rise to the folk art of the Indians of colonial and modern times. ” Continue reading