"Araucaria ART" Design from Southern World




"Araucaria ART" Design from Southern World

By @msanhuezacelsi

ART by Mauro Sanhueza-Celsi inpired on "Araucaria" a millennial tree found in the Araucanía region (Chile), sacred    for Mapuche indigenous culture, a rich and important part of Chile’s history and identity.

"Araucanian the War Spirit" by @msanhuezacelsi
Photography and ART by Mauro Sanhueza-Celsi @msanhuezacelsi from Nahuelbuta National Park, Región de la Araucanía,Chile.

 Araucaria (pronunciation: /ærɔːˈkɛəriə/)[4] is a genus of evergreen coniferous trees in the family Araucariaceae. There are 19 extant species in the genus, with a Gondwanan natural distribution in New Caledonia (where 13 species are endemic), Norfolk Island, eastern Australia, New Guinea, Argentina, Chile, and southern Brazil.

genus of Araucaria (Araucaria araucana) is named after the Spanish exonym Araucano ("from Arauco") applied to the Mapuches of central Chile and south-west Argentina, whose territory incorporates natural stands of this genus. The Mapuche people call it pehuén, and consider it sacred. Some Mapuches living in the Andes name themselves Pehuenches ("people of the pehuén") as they traditionally harvested the seeds extensively for food.

Araucaria in Popular Culture

    An Araucaria is featured prominently in Herman Hesse's novel Steppenwolf.

    The Araucaria forests of New Caledonia and Chile are used as Triassic forested plains of Arizona and New Mexico, Jurassic open woodlands of Colorado and forested islands of Oxfordshire, and especially Cretaceous forests, and open plains of Montana in Walking with Dinosaurs and the same environments are used again in the first episode of Prehistoric Park.

    An Araucaria forest of Patagonia is also used as "prehistoric background" in Discovery Channel's When Dinosaurs Roamed America, National Geographic's Dino Death Trap, and especially the 2007 film Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia.

    Araucaria was the pseudonym of the crossword compiler John Galbraith Graham (1921–2013).

Nahuelbuta Park

Nahuelbuta National Park (Spanish pronunciation: [nawelˈβuta]) is one of the few parks located in La Araucanía Region of Chile's Coastal Mountain Range. It sits atop the highest part of the Cordillera de Nahuelbuta. Created in 1939, it consists of 6,832 hectares situated just 162 km northeast of Temuco. Nahuelbuta (Mapuche for "big tiger") is a sanctuary for Monkey Puzzle trees, with specimens dating back 2,000 years. 

Location La Araucanía Region, Chile
Nearest city Angol
Coordinates 37°47′00″S 72°59′00″WCoordinates: 37°47′00″S 72°59′00″W
Area 68 km²
Established 1939
Governing body Corporación Nacional Forestal

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