Ora, o SENHOR disse a Abrão: Sai-te da tua terra, da tua parentela e da casa de teu pai, para a terra que eu te mostrarei.
E far-te-ei uma grande nação, e abençoar-te-ei e engrandecerei o teu nome; e tu serás uma bênção.
E abençoarei os que te abençoarem, e amaldiçoarei os que te amaldiçoarem; e em ti serão benditas todas as famílias da terra.
Gênesis 12:1-3

A NATUREZA E EU

BRAZIL, 2019

Deep in the Brazilian Amazon, an indigenous elder makes a headdress that represents his clan while his son has gone hunting in the forests they would do generations ago.

 

 Immemorial inhabitants of Juruena river basin, in the Brazilian state of  Mato Grosso, Rikbaktsa has been seen as fierce warriors by other indigenous groups as they have been in war with all neighboring ethnicities such as Cinta Larga and Pareci. Europeans heard about Rikbaktsa’s and avoided contact for a few years. Although the region where they lived was visited by scientific and commercial expeditions since the 17th century, little was known about the Rikbaktsa. Tribal memory, however, remained strong and alive, with geographic references expressed in their myths and knowledge of flora and flora, indicating that they’ve been occupying those forests for a  a long time. 

Headdresses, bracelets, necklaces ... Rikbaktsa adornments are rich in beauty and meaning.
Before being contacted by non-indigenous people,  Rikbaktsa people had a ritual of passage into adulthood where boys would have their earlobers and noses pierced so they could wear adornments that indicated their were no longer boys, but men.This tradition in increasingly disappearing. A man showhis nose pierced with a special perfume made with macaw feathers, as you can see in the gallery below, which also shows the handmade work of seeds, chestnuts, bones and feathers used by women.

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