The Mapuche people are the largest ethnic group in Chile and constitute approximately 10% (more than 1.000.000 people) of the Chilean population. Half of them live in the south of Chile from the river Bío Bío until the Chiloé Island. The other half is found in and around the capital, Santiago. There are also around 300.000 Mapuches living in Argentina.

The Mapuche people are the largest ethnic group in Chile and constitute…

Indígenas Arhuacos - Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Colombia

The Indians of the Sierra Nevada are four unique, related tribes who live on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in northern Colombia.

Khipu or record-knots were used by ancient Andean cultures such as the Inca in order to record and transfer information and records. The word Khipu comes from the Quechua word for “knot" and denotes both singular and plural. Khipu are textile artifacts composed of cords of cotton or occasionally camelid fiber.

Inca Civilization

A quipu, or knot-record (also called khipu), was a method used by the Incas and other ancient Andean cultures to keep records and communicate information. In the absence of an alphabetic writing system.

"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

Silver jewelry from the Mapuche people who live on the Andes Mountains, straddling Argentina and Chile, between the Aconcagua River and Chiloé Island.

Dueño de los bosques, cultura Kogui, Colombia

“ALUNA”, is the thought process that shapes and maintains reality, the source of life and intelligence.

In a world full of noise, the indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, have embarked on a journey that requires the utmost clarity and discernment. Their very existence depends on their own choices and decisions.

The Quest for Yuluka ~ via Carmenza Montague.

The Kogi or Kogui or Kaggabba , translated to "jaguar", in the Kogui language are a native American ethnic group that lives in the Sierra.

Vestimenta tradicional Aymara | Chile Precolombino

Vestimenta tradicional Aymara | Chile Precolombino

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