At the Gates of Paradise: Art of the Guaraní of Paraguay
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The Guaraní have an aesthetic view of Earth. For the Guaraní, the Earth is a beautiful body on which trees are like long hair, the skin is sometimes shining, sparkling, and manifestations of soil erosion are diseases. This is within the conception that we call mythic, but for them it is a very real conception.