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Selk’nam bodypainting

Posted in Art & design, folklore, people by mafiahunt on January 11, 2009

The Selk’nam people or Ona’s from Tirerra del Fuego, a group of Islands now belonging to Argentina. The Selk’nam are now extinct. Body paint was a essential part of daily life, designs used for hunting, combats, peace meetings and shamanistic performaces.

Read about Selk’nam here


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