Chile ~ Trumpulo Chico | Mapuche head ornament; Wool, ostrich feathers | ca. 1975 | This headdress is worn during the Choyke Purun, or Ostrich Dance, during the Ngillatun (Pleading Ceremony) and Machitun (Healing Ceremony).

Mapuche head ornament - Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian - George Gustav Heye Center, New York

Mapuche by Alina Kazachuk, via Behance

Mapuche by Alina Kazachuk, via Behance - Outer sleeve has a subtle, natural texture printed on it that makes a nice contrast with the bright patterns exposed by a cutaway window

Mapuche Indigenous of Chile call on the government to apologize for crimes of the past

Mapuche Indigenous of Chile call on the government to apologize for crimes of the past

Mujer Mapuche, a Healer or Machi

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

Mapuche machis, 1903,  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.

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

Machi Mapuche - YouTube

Machi Mapuche - YouTube

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