Embera Indigenous People, Arimae, Darien Rainforest, Panama.
Body art is one of the most important and enduring traditions in Embera and Wounan culture. intricate lines are painted with indelible black dye made from the jagua fruit.
Here the artist submits to her protege to have her own face decorated. Typically
the facial design begins with a horizontal line drawn from the corners
of the mouth back to the end of the jaw line and is filled in below.
Both men and women and all age groups participate. Designs are different
for each sex and age group.