The late societies found on Peru’s north coast are centred around the cult of shi, or the moon. For me, the protectors of this cult are silver, the coconut leaf and the moon, which refer to our connection, communicating the symbolic content associated with the feminine divinities concerning the fertility of mother Earth.
What happens to the things of the Earth in winter when time appears dormant and nothing seems to grow? The coconut leaf provides energy for new life that is covered in death, rapid growth that is veiled in rest. It is the same thought. This powerful plant carries messages from human beings to the divine. It is an organism so valuable to the continuity of knowledge, its permanence and the ease of learning. It gives us a system of behaviour that is more human, one that maintains a fairer, more just relationship with nature.