Akha Wedding Ceremony Headdress

Akha Wedding Ceremony Headdress

Argentina/Chile - Mapuche - Pectoral

Argentina/Chile - Mapuche - Pectoral

Quechua  Somewhere in the Andes, probably near Viloco in Bolivia. Ca. 1930s, unidentified german amateur photograph

Quechua Somewhere in the Andes, probably near Viloco in Bolivia. Ca. 1930s, unidentified german amateur photograph

And those who were seen dancing were thought insane by those who could not hear the music.

And those who were seen dancing were thought insane by those who could not hear the music.

Ait Imerhrane Woman. High Atlas Mountains.  Morocco

Ait Imerhrane Woman. High Atlas Mountains. Morocco

Mapuche jewelry - Chile

Mapuche jewelry - Chile

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.

"To Mapuche women the magical nature of jewelry is so real that when they dress up they unconsciously assume an air of dignity that is expressed in their face,, bearing and voice " | From the publication "Mapuche Silver". Text: Raul von Bennewitz Morris. Photographer: Juan Carlos Gedda

"To Mapuche women the magical nature of jewelry is so real that when they dress up they unconsciously assume an air of dignity that is expressed in their face,, bearing and voice " | From the publication "Mapuche Silver". Text: Raul von Bennewitz Morris. Photographer: Juan Carlos Gedda

"The most beautiful and costly pieces of Araucanian jewellery are traditionally worn on the head and chest" | From the publication " Mapuche Silver". Text: Raul von Bennewitz Morris. Photographer: Juan Carlos Gedda

"The most beautiful and costly pieces of Araucanian jewellery are traditionally worn on the head and chest" | From the publication " Mapuche Silver". Text: Raul von Bennewitz Morris. Photographer: Juan Carlos Gedda

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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