mapuche wetripantu

mapuche wetripantu

1890. Mapuche Lugar: Araucanía Fotógrafo: Odber Heffer Bisset Año: 1890

1890. Mapuche Lugar: Araucanía Fotógrafo: Odber Heffer Bisset Año: 1890

Chile | A Mapuche woman walks in the little town of Temucuicui, Temuco | Photographer unknown

Chile | A Mapuche woman walks in the little town of Temucuicui, Temuco | Photographer unknown

Mapuche Totems

Mapuche Totems

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

Mapuche Jewelry

Mapuche Jewelry

Raza MAPUCHE

Raza MAPUCHE

Chile | Araucanian woman with elaborate silver jewellery. | ©W Robert Moore

Chile | Araucanian woman with elaborate silver jewellery. | ©W Robert Moore

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.

“ Machi (Mapuche Shaman) playing the Kultrún (Sacred Drum), Chile ”

“ Machi (Mapuche Shaman) playing the Kultrún (Sacred Drum), Chile ”

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