Country: Peru   /   Location: Amazon
Ethnic Group: Jagua   /   Feature: Portraits

Caption:

The Jagua people use the natural red die of achiote to paint their faces. Until the beginning of the last century they were known to cover their full bodies and were thus nicknamed the "Red Skin" by other tribes.

ID # peruamzjagua3a
Copyright 2002 - Jean-Philippe Soule
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