|Behind the Scenes|
Priscilia Le Foll
The Shaman, was a member of the Omaticaya clan 3000 years ago. She led the ceremony around a large fire pit, which marked the end of Ralu's initiation. The Shaman sang an entrancing hymn to the great winged predator. Afterwards, an earthquake hit the area. The Shaman saw a vision, in which she saw a stream of molten lava threatening to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls, the Na'vi's direct link to Eywa.
Shaman Character DesignEdit
Shaman has one of the most elaborate and stunning costumes in the production. The costume designer, Kym Barrett, drew inspiration from the giant dream catcher-type object in the film, and incorporated it into her headpiece. The shape of the skirt is meant to mimic a funnel or vortex, which is the function the Shaman serves as a spiritual vessel for the clan. She also incorporated weaving and embellishment inspiration from North American native tribes.