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

Mapuche girl

Mapuche children are indigenous to central/southern Chile & southwest Argentina

Chile | A Mapuche machi or healer in traditional headdress and clothing. Temuco. | ©David Alan Harvey

A Mapuche machi or healer in traditional headdress and clothing, Chile

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

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

TELARES DEL SUR -Tejidos con Identidad- TELAR MAPUCHE: NUESTROS TRABAJOS

TELARES DEL SUR -Tejidos con Identidad- TELAR MAPUCHE: NUESTROS TRABAJOS

Chile | Mapuche woman attire. 19th century || ©Chilean Museum of Art ||| Source; http://issuu.com/bilbaopen/docs/153959196-carlos-aldunate-cultura-m

Chile | Mapuche woman attire. 19th century || ©Chilean Museum of Art ||| Source; http://issuu.com/bilbaopen/docs/153959196-carlos-aldunate-cultura-m

Mapuche Machi’s kultrung (shaman’s drum) ca. 1920  Chile  Horsehide, wood, horsehair, paint

Mapuche Machi’s kultrung (shaman’s drum) ca. 18 x 47 cm. Exchange with the Museo Nacional de História Natural during the Thea Heye Chile Expedition led by Samuel K.

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