Mapuche machis, A machi is a traditional healer and religious leader in the Mapuche culture of Chile and Argentina. Machis play significant roles in Mapuche religion. Women are more commonly machis than men.
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