Country: Panama   /   Village: San Blas Islands
Ethnic Group: Kuna   /   Feature: Portraits


The Kuna are known for their fierce pride and serious composure but they have a warm sense of humor in relaxed situations. This young woman is amused at the attention she receives from visitors. Perhaps she smiles because she knows she is about to be paid. The Kuna know the value of their faces as subjects for photos and expect compensation for each shot.

ID # pankuna11
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