Among the 15 ethnic groups in the Xingu indigenous park, the Waurá Indians are the main potters. Holders, according to their mythology, of ancestral knowledge brought by the “snake-canoe”, exclusively for them. A symbol of an identity, Waura pottery art is much more than pots. She teaches the Waurá to be Waurá.
Traditionally used for cooking, serving, storing and toasting beiju, Waurá pottery is also a pedagogical support during the girls' pubertal seclusion, used as a toy by children, in rituals by boys, seen as political and economic prestige by adults and as a way of expression of the images of the supernatural world brought in dreams by shamans.