La pintura corporal era un adorno común de los selknam que expresaba identidad…

La pintura corporal era un adorno común de los selknam que expresaba identidad…

The Mapuche people live on the Andes Mountains, straddling Argentina and Chile, between the Aconcagua River and Chiloé Island. Its inhabitants are very wedded to their land and their customs, and have a rich cosmology that focuses its principles in their attachment to ancestral territories, then embodied in everyday objects such as ceramics, textiles and jewellery.

The Mapuche people live on the Andes Mountains, straddling Argentina and Chile, between the Aconcagua River and Chiloé Island. Its inhabitants are very wedded to their land and their customs, and have a rich cosmology that focuses its principles in their attachment to ancestral territories, then embodied in everyday objects such as ceramics, textiles and jewellery.


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Photographs of Tierra del Fuegan Indians, the Yamana and Selk'nam taken by Martin Gusinde between the end of 1918 and 1924.

Photographs of Tierra del Fuegan Indians, the Yamana and Selk'nam taken by Martin Gusinde between the end of 1918 and 1924.

pachatata: “ Meynh, Brazil, 2012 from “Kayapós, Give Me Your Eyes” serie by Rodrigo Petrella ”

pachatata: “ Meynh, Brazil, 2012 from “Kayapós, Give Me Your Eyes” serie by Rodrigo Petrella ”

Chile | Studio portrait of a young Mapuche woman posed in front of a painted background of an outdoor scene; she wears a medella (coin-chain headdress), quipan (a square cloth, wrapped around the body), ikulla (shawl) or manta (blanket), chaway (earrings), tupu (clothes pin), trapelakucha (pectoral pendant) | ca. 1890.  Traiguen, Araucania

Chile | Studio portrait of a young Mapuche woman posed in front of a painted background of an outdoor scene; she wears a medella (coin-chain headdress), quipan (a square cloth, wrapped around the body), ikulla (shawl) or manta (blanket), chaway (earrings), tupu (clothes pin), trapelakucha (pectoral pendant) | ca. 1890. Traiguen, Araucania

Mujeres selk´nam, zona del lago K`ámi, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Alberto María De Agostini. 1915. “Fueguinos. Fotografías Siglos XIX y XX. Imágenes e Imaginarios del Fin del Mundo.”Margarita Alvarado, Carolina Odone, Pedro Mege. Editorial Pehuén. S/F.

Mujeres selk´nam, zona del lago K`ámi, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Alberto María De Agostini. 1915. “Fueguinos. Fotografías Siglos XIX y XX. Imágenes e Imaginarios del Fin del Mundo.”Margarita Alvarado, Carolina Odone, Pedro Mege. Editorial Pehuén. S/F.

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Mapuche lady in traditional headdress, Mapuche is Chile's main original inhabitants (prehispanic)

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Mapuche lady in traditional headdress, Mapuche is Chile's main original inhabitants (prehispanic)

Mapuche machis—healers and shamans—photographed in 1903.

Mapuche machis—healers and shamans—photographed in 1903.

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