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

Caption:

The gold in this woman's nose is an indication of her status and wealth. She is the established matriarch of her family. Her daughter and granddaughters scurry around her doing the washing, cooking and house maintenance while she sits on the stoop of the house and smokes her pipe.

ID # pankuna14
Copyright 2001 - Jean-Philippe Soule
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