Machi (Mapuche Shaman) junto a su kultrún, Chile.

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

Chile | Studio photograph for a Mapuche woman.  Traiguen, ca. 1890 || Photographer Milet Ramírez, Gustavo.

Photograph (black and white); a head and shoulders studio portrait of Mapuche woman; she wears a trarilanko (headband), medella (coi.

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.

Hombre mapuche ofrendando manzanas a postes funerarios, chemamull. Fotografía de Martín Thomas. S/F. En: Archivo Fotográfico MCHAP.

Hombre mapuche ofrendando manzanas a postes funerarios, chemamull. Fotografía de Martín Thomas. S/F. En: Archivo Fotográfico MCHAP.

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