Chile. Cholchol (near Temuco). Mapuche Indian dressed for a festival.
Chile ~ Trumpulo Chico | Mapuche head ornament; Wool, ostrich feathers | ca. 1975 | This headdress is worn during the Choyke Purun, or Ostrich Dance, during the Ngillatun (Pleading Ceremony) and Machitun (Healing Ceremony).
Mapuche Indigenous of Chile call on the government to apologize for crimes of the past
Mujer Mapuche, a Healer or Machi
Mapuche machis, 1903, A machi is a traditional healer and religious leader in the Mapuche culture of Chile and Argentina. Machis play significant roles in Mapuche religion. Women are more commonly machis than men.