Travel Stock Photo: ID # PAEWPL003

Copyright : Jean-Philippe Soule

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Themes & Categories:

Indigenous Cultures - Embera & Wounan

Lifestyles - Body Art & Beauty

Travel - Portraits

Destinations - Panama

Title:

Puerto Lara, Darien Rainforest, Panama.

Caption:

Body art is one of the most important and enduring traditions in Embera and Wounan culture. intricate lines are painted on a young Embera gir with indelible black dye made from the jagua fruit.
Here a young woman paints her younger sister who has just returned home from school. Villagers alternate between traditional dress and western clothes yet there is little modesty. Most women in the community are topless.

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Country: Panama   /   Village: Puerto Lara

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