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Black women make tapiti at Sao Raimundo Quilombo in Alcantara, Maranhao State, Northeastern Brazil - tapiti is a  a long, tube-shaped basket of woven plant fibers, usually the guarima, which narrow when pulled, used to remove the excess of water out of the manioc mass for making flour ( farinha ). A quilombo is a Brazilian hinterland settlement founded by people of African origin. Most of the inhabitants of quilombos were escaped former slaves and, in some cases, a minority of marginalised non-slave Brazilians that faced oppression during colonization.