Country: Panama   /   Village: San Blas Islands
Ethnic Group: Kuna   /   Feature: Beauty & Clothing

Caption:

Like all Kuna, this woman has worn beaded leg wrappings since the day of her puberty ceremony. They have restricted the muscle development of her legs. It is both a matter of pride and expectation that women wear traditional clothes at all times, even when they leave the islands and enter the metropolis of Panama City. 

ID # pankuna30
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