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Photograph by Louis C. Faron. A female machi (mapuche shaman) has ascended her rewe or notched pole.

Photograph by Louis C. A female machi (mapuche shaman) has ascended her rewe or notched pole.

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino » Mapuche

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.

Joan Halifax writes of this picture: "A female machi (shaman) has ascended her rewe or notched pole. The pole has steps, and the machi climbs to the seventh level to complete her skyward journey. She plays a frame drum that assists her in her climb up the World Tree. In the Mapuche region of Chile, the hallucinogens Anadenathera, Datura, and Brugmancia were used during shamanic seances."

Photograph by Louis C. A female machi (mapuche shaman) has ascended her rewe or notched pole.

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

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

Padre alacalufe con el cordón umbilical de su hijo recién nacido en el cuello. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde. 1920 aprox. En: “Los indios de Tierra del Fuego: los Halakwulup””. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A .1986.

Padre alacalufe con el cordón umbilical de su hijo recién nacido en el cuello. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde. 1920 aprox. En: “Los indios de Tierra del Fuego: los Halakwulup””. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A .1986.

Jefe mapuche Lonko, acompañado de sus guerreros, kona. Fotografía de Christian Enrique Valk. 1890. En: “Mapuche. Fotografías Siglos XIX y XX. Construcción de un Imaginario”. Margarita Alvarado, Pedro Mege, Christian Báez. Editorial Pehuén. 2001.

Jefe mapuche Lonko, acompañado de sus guerreros, kona. Fotografía de Christian Enrique Valk. 1890. En: “Mapuche. Fotografías Siglos XIX y XX. Construcción de un Imaginario”. Margarita Alvarado, Pedro Mege, Christian Báez. Editorial Pehuén. 2001.

Mapuche Drum, Stick and Poncho from Temuco, Chile, ca. 1940

Mapuche Drum, Stick and Poncho from Temuco, Chile, ca.


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