Travel Stock Photo: ID # PAEWEP002a

Copyright : Jean-Philippe Soule
 

Title:

Embera Puru, Darien Rainforest, Panama.

Caption:

Body art is one of the most important and enduring traditions in Embera and Wounan culture. intricate lines are painted on a young Embera girl with indelible black dye made from the jagua fruit. At the tender age of four and a half the youngest dancer is already a star. Her mother and aunt thoroughly enjoyed acting as stylists. It was her inaugural performance and although she knew none of the steps, she smiled, laughed and followed the rhythm of the music with a natural aptitude.

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Country: Panama   /   Village: Embera Puru

 

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