The Amazonian


The Amazonian

Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest. It is also the ancestral home of 1 million Indians. They are divided into about 400 tribes, each with its own language, culture, and territory. Many have had contact with outsiders for almost 500 years. Others – ‘uncontacted’ tribes – have had no contact at all. The majority of Amazon cultures practise some form of animism. This belief system sees the rainforest as the home of spiritual life, with every flower, plant, and animal containing its own spirits. Their culture, lifestyle, and attire is also heavily inspired by this belief system.

Most of the uncontacted tribes living deep in the jungle go naked, except for the jewellery they make from bones and teeth. The tribes that have established contact with the modern world wear leather clothes made from the animals they catch. They sometimes wear straw-made skirts and even ready-made western garments. Tribal face painting is common for all tribes and is a characteristic feature of their appearance.

Colourful headdresses of the macaw and other feathers, and wield bow and arrows to hunt and protect their homeland, which is constantly under threat in the globally vital Amazon region. This is merely a glimpse of the daily lives of these indigenous people. A feather headdress is of great significance for many Amazonian tribes and symbolizes knowledge and hierarchy. In its affronté attitude, it also has a triple meaning, representing both the sun and the flora of the Amazon as well. Arrows are also a symbol of their pride as warrior tribes.

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