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Chile. Cholchol (near Temuco). Mapuche Indian dressed for a festival.

Chile. Cholchol (near Temuco). Mapuche Indian dressed for a festival.

Chile | A Mapuche machi or healer in traditional headdress and clothing. Temuco.  | ©David Alan Harvey

Chile | A Mapuche machi or healer in traditional headdress and clothing. Temuco. | ©David Alan Harvey

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Resultado de imagen para onas o selknam

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

Machi with her kultrún (sacred drum painted with the Directions and stars) seated next to a rewé, which is both a pillar of ancestral spirits and a ladder into other worlds. Among the Mapuche of Chile, women predominate as medicine people.

Machi with her kultrún (sacred drum painted with the Directions and stars) seated next to a rewé, which is both a pillar of ancestral spirits and a ladder into other worlds. Among the Mapuche of Chile, women predominate as medicine people.

Mapuche Girl -The Mapuche are a group of indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile

Mapuche Girl -The Mapuche are a group of indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile

1885. Mapuches Alfareras mapuches.

1885. Mapuches Alfareras mapuches.

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mascaras selknam - Buscar con Google

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

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

Der Geist Yincihaua und seine Phallusmaske, Selk’nam (Onas), Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, 1923, photo: Martin Gusinde.

Der Geist Yincihaua und seine Phallusmaske, Selk’nam (Onas), Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, 1923, photo: Martin Gusinde.

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