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 (Mapuche Shaman) playing the Kultrún (Sacred Drum), Chile

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

The Mapuche people live on the Andes Mountains, straddling Argentina and Chile, between the Aconcagua River and Chiloé Island. Its inhabitants are very wedded to their land and their customs, and have a rich cosmology that focuses its principles in their attachment to ancestral territories, then embodied in everyday objects such as ceramics, textiles and jewellery.

The Mapuche people live on the Andes Mountains, straddling Argentina and Chile…

A mapuche woman. Indigenous Peoples in Native South America: Chile and Argentina

Indigenous Peoples in Native South America: Chile and Argentina

A mapuche woman. Indigenous Peoples in Native South America: Chile and Argentina usful for reasearch

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

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

Mapuche machis—healers and shamans—photographed in 1903.

Mapuche machis (Chile) healers and shamans — photographed in 1903

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In Patagonia guanaco camel furs are worn, the furs are turned inside out and the shin is decorated

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