Awá reminds us of the image of the Amazons with their bows and arrows. Brave and warrior women that legend has it that they were able to cut their chest to better shoot their bow. Linking these Amazons with the great american jungle, the bows, arrows and hunting tools of current nomadic and even uncontacted peoples, the name of the Awá emerged.
The Awá are an indigenous people with a very deep knowledge of the jungle. For them, the jungle is perfection: they cannot imagine that it can be further developed or improved. They have survived the wood mafia for years, and have been cataloged on several occasions as "the most threatened tribe on earth".