Jamurikumã – The celebration of the women
Jamurikumã is a feminin ritual organized by the Kmayura woman and of great importance to the entire community. During the ritual the women re-enact the myth of “Jamurikumã”, which tells us about the time when all men turned into animals and the woman had to assume all responsibilities of the village by themselves. For the ritual they paint their bodies and wear armbands and head-feathers, which are normally only used by men. Like this they dance and sing for the community. As an opportunity to foster friendship with other neighboring communities these are invited to participate and dance and sing their own songs. The next day the women fight the huka-huka and also use the opportunity to exchange goods.