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Campa Indian Man in the Amazon Rainforest - 1966

 
Image of a Campa Indian man in the Amazon Rainforest in the year 1966.  Note the "cushma" that he is wearing.  This tunic is made from cotton fibers which were woven on a handloom.  Both men and women wear "cushmas."  However, the women's garment is slightly different with the head opening being crosswise (horizontal) rather than lengthwise (vertical) as it is for men.  In addition, the head opening (collar) of the woman's garment is larger, allowing for breast-feeding children.  These native Amazonian clothes are quite comfortable and allow air circulation so that one does not becoming wet due to perspiration under the hot and humid jungle climate of the Amazon Rainforest.       

 


 
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Photograph Copyright Chuck Clark, all rights reserved. Campa Amazon 1966