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Nelson Kauamarix Zayas
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  • Pine Plains, NY
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Arawak Loom
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I am looking for any resources, especially photos/descriptions of the type of looms the Tainos would have used. The only name I have come across so far is called an Arawak Loom, but I can't seem to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nelson Kauamarix Zayas Jul 27, 2016.

Achiano, Koromo, Rakuno, Sobaico
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Caney Circle's medicine wheel lists these as spirits who bear the name of that direction's respective star. Trying to figure out if Achiano, Koromo, Rakuno, Sobaico are the names of spirits or the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague Aug 26.

Nagua/guayuco

Is anyone aware if the chroniclers documented specifics about the make-up of the nagua? Specifically I would like to know if they were worn as one long piece (a breechcloth) or as two individual…Continue

Started Feb 19, 2015

Pleiades Dance?
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Is anyone aware of a ritual ceremony in Taino culture involving  the Pleiades dance, which involves a mock fight between men and women, followed by a race? The dance took place at the start of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nelson Kauamarix Zayas Feb 27, 2015.

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Mia Lynn Rosario and Nelson Kauamarix Zayas are now friends
Oct 5
Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague replied to Nelson Kauamarix Zayas's discussion Achiano, Koromo, Rakuno, Sobaico
"Mukaro the owl...Spirit bird of the West. This particular variety is actually a Cuban short-eared owl."
Aug 26
Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague replied to Nelson Kauamarix Zayas's discussion Achiano, Koromo, Rakuno, Sobaico
"Sovacu is another form of the name "Sobaiko" that we use in the Caney Circle for the direction of the East"
Aug 26
Nelson Kauamarix Zayas commented on Dr. Omoropo- Myra Miller, MA ND's group "Ancient Ways" Indigenous Folk Healing
"Looking for recommendations for medicinal plants I should grow that are hardy in Zone 5 (New York) and how you use the plant. Hahom, Kauamarix"
Apr 25
Nelson Kauamarix Zayas commented on Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague's blog post Diagram of Taino Mythological Cycles
"I am trying to tanslate this into English and have some clarification/translation questions: 1-2nd circle from outside:Roza- does this mean slash and burn (agricultural term)? 2nd circle from outside- Why is corn the only plant harvested (I see corn…"
Oct 20, 2016
Nelson Kauamarix Zayas and Pedro Rodriguez are now friends
Oct 20, 2016
Nelson Kauamarix Zayas replied to Angelica's discussion Northeast meetup/powwow/gathering August?
"Sounds great. Let us know if and when event is confirmed."
Jul 28, 2016
Nelson Kauamarix Zayas replied to Nelson Kauamarix Zayas's discussion Arawak Loom
"Headband completed. It is reversible (blue on white/white on blue). Part of my Cohoba Journey series, called Guabamcex."
Jul 27, 2016
Nelson Kauamarix Zayas replied to Nelson Kauamarix Zayas's discussion Arawak Loom
"Bibi Tenanche, I will post as I complete works. B matum for your interest. Kauamarix"
Jul 24, 2016
Tenanche Semi-Ata Rose Golden replied to Nelson Kauamarix Zayas's discussion Arawak Loom
"Takaji Datiao, i viewed the photos of your loom. It looks great! Will you be posting images of the naguas as you weave them? I used to own a 36 inch floor loom but sold it about 10 years ago because I was moving, so I have some experience with…"
Jul 24, 2016
Nelson Kauamarix Zayas replied to Nelson Kauamarix Zayas's discussion Arawak Loom
"more photos"
Jul 23, 2016
Nelson Kauamarix Zayas replied to Nelson Kauamarix Zayas's discussion Arawak Loom
"I completed a new loom which will allow me to weave wider pieces. Right now it is set up to accept 180 cards with room for more if needed. 2nd photo-a pet peave with my current loom is that my weights would hit the edge of the table as the weaving…"
Jul 23, 2016
Nelson Kauamarix Zayas updated their profile
May 25, 2016
Nelson Kauamarix Zayas commented on Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague's photo
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cordon healing dance May 2014

"Just read about this. I would like more information on this dance. "
May 16, 2016
Nelson Kauamarix Zayas commented on Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague's photo
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my bohio

"Miguel, is the guanara and the kansi referring to the same structure? I see a small structure in the photo."
May 12, 2016
Nelson Kauamarix Zayas commented on Dr. Omoropo- Myra Miller, MA ND's group "Ancient Ways" Indigenous Folk Healing
"Do you collect your own herbs/bark/root or what reputable stores do people in this group recommend?"
Feb 20, 2016

Profile Information

About Me:
I was born in NYC. Both my parents and their parents were born in Boriken.
Occupation:
Owner: Nelson Zayas Tax Services. Elementary School Teacher
Education:
BS Physician Assistant
MS Elementary Education PreK-6
MS Integrating Technology in the Classroom
Administrative Certification
Contact Information:
n.zayas@ppcsd.org
Research Interests:
Taino weaving
Taino medicine
Taino stories
Taino language
Taino culture
Link:
http://www.ppcsd.org/webpages/nzayas/

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At 2:24am on August 2, 2014, Frank AkuTurey(Sky Seer) said…

Taino ti,welcome Nelson! There is a lot to learn and"re-discover" here. You had questions about the Poughkeepsie Taino event on Aug 9th?  

 
 
 

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La Bruja

Created by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague Apr 4, 2016 at 12:07am. Last updated by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague Apr 4, 2016.

Angel Rodriguez Caguana archeoastronomy

Created by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague Mar 29, 2016 at 3:10pm. Last updated by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague Mar 29, 2016.

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