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


Here a Kuna woman receives the traditional beauty mark, one long delicate line that extends down the entire bridge of the nose. It draws attention to a lobe of gold that they hang from the septum of the nostrils. As their status and wealth increase, so does the size of the gold nose ring.

ID # pankuna9
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