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Amazon Native

 
Amazon Native.  Matis father, Tumi Prieto and his and son.  Note the parallel lines of tattoos on the side of his face and forehead.   Previously, most Amazonian Indians had characteristic tattoos identifying each tribe.  Moreover, note the absence of eyebrows that are removed in a belief that removal will improve visual acuity, a common belief among indigenous people of in Amazonia.

 


 
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