Embera applying black pigment to the arm of Prof. Michael Fuller!
The No'ko (elected chief who serves a 5 year term) smiles. Behind him, leaning on a spear, is the Hi-bana (shaman who can learn from the Spirit Beings causes of illness and misfortune). The spears are 100% wood, including the tip. They are not stone tipped.
Cluster of Embera houses.
Dugout Canoe in the Embare Village near Colon, Panama. Photographed 1 March 2020.