Welcome to MopaMopa art

The rooster´s cry awakens the men of extraordinary strong jaws. It is time to start chewing the resin that decorates the most valuable articles of the Quillasinga tribe; all in a wide variety of natural colors to frighten the bad spirit, Queche. This happened 1000 years ago.

Five centuries later, after our land was invaded and the tribe had been conquered, the best of our art went first to the Inca´s land and later with the Spanish to Europe. Our feelings are tied to the past and we continue to express them through this millennarian art.

Today, just like yesterday, we the sons of the eight-pointed sun, continue to decorate these artistic articles using the same process, which brings good luck to us both. Stop in and see these beatuiful pieces of the past for yourself.

The Mopa Mopa artwork creation process


The bud of Mopa-Mopa tree


The buds are boiled in water

The buds become a resin
which looks like a kind of gum

The artisans add color to the resin

The artisans stretch it with
mouth and hands

They apply the resin on the wood
and make designs with a knife

THIS PROCESS HAS BEEN USED OVER HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO. IT WAS DESCRIBED BY THE SPANIARD CONQUERORS (HERNAN PEREZ DE QUEZADA 1543) AND CONSERVED UNTIL OUR GENERATION

 
 
HOW TO ORDER
Because mopamopa artwork is never the same (every artwork is handcrafted) it is impossible to give an exact price for each item. All artwork is created to resamble the displayed items as close as possible.

After shopping for the items you wish to purchase, proceed to checkout to sumbit your cart to request a price quote.
 
 
 
 

KARANKY
artkaranky@gmail.com

INTI
Royal Plaza #109
Oranjestad, Aruba
Tel. +297 582 7862
Fax. +297 583 6534
info@mopamopa.com

The Mask
Paseo Herencia Mall
Local C017
Oranjestad, Aruba
Tel. +297 586 2900
info@mopamopa.com

 
 
 
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