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
Espíritu del Yinciháua con tocado de plumas y pintura corporal. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde. 1920 aprox. En: “Los indios de Tierra del Fuego: los Halakwulup””. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A .1986.