This statuette represents the * ijaso * masks with a wide face and bearing the raradie (red-headed vulture) painting motif called iobese. They are represented dancing during the ritual. Ijaso masks are important cultural elements. They represent the entities of the river visiting the Karajàs who remained on Earth in reference to the original myth. They intervene at different moments of the iny ritual cycle.
Statuette of Iny-Karajá culture made of clay, vegetable dye of roucou (bixa orellana), acrylic painting by the artist Wyrearu Karajá (Brazil, State of Tocantins, Hawalo village) in 2010. Object MHNT.ETH.2011.17.40 from the collections of the Museum of Natural History of Toulouse of dimensions 17.5x18.5x5.5cm.