Mapuche, Argentina

The Mapuche are a group of indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina, including parts of present-day Patagonia.

Chilean Mapuche, tienen joyas muy especiales  y muy lindas! Las Joyas de los Mapuches son una artesanía muy tradicional en Chile!

Chilean Mapuche, tienen joyas muy especiales y muy lindas! Las Joyas de los Mapuches son una artesanía muy tradicional en Chile!

Ximena Huilipan is a Chilean Mapuche Indian model and actress.

Mapuche people make up close to of Chile’s population. However, in spite of this fact, the remarkable history that the Mapuche people have had remains a

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.

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