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Kayapó body paint, Chapada dos Veadeiros, Brazil, 2014.     Photo: Lucas Viana.

Kayapó body paint, Chapada dos Veadeiros, Brazil, pinned by Anika Schmitt

The Selk’nam, also known as the Onawo or Ona people are an indigenous people in the Patagonian region of southern Chile and Argentina, including the Tierra del Fuego islands. They were one of the last aboriginal groups in South America to be reached by Westerners in the late 19th century, when the Chilean and Argentine governments began efforts to explore and integrate Tierra del Fuego

Selknam, Hain Ceremony, Tierra Del Fuego By Martin Gusinde, 1923

Tribal inspired make up

tribal inspired makeup with a fashion twist, photographed by Allure and modeled by ReneZoe

Juju suit, from 1912. Meinhof, Carl. Afrikanische Religionen: Hamburgische Vorträge

D May African "Juju costume". Image taken from a lecture given by Carl Meinhof on African Religion in Hamburg, Shaman, ritual, costume

Working to beat the devil - Yup'ik shaman exorcising evil spirits from a sick boy, c.1890 Perhaps kass'aq Christians should rethink our stereotypes of shamans as "evil"...

Yup'ik Eskimo Medicine Man, Exorcising Evil Spirits From a Sick Boy, Nushagak, Alaska,

Living goddess-Kumari-Nepal

Living goddess-Kumari-Nepal

Khampa Tibetan Costume at Litang, kayforest

Khampa Tibetan Costume at Litang Horse Festival. Photo by Kay Forest. See commentary at site, very interesting.