Puerto Lara, Darien Rainforest, Panama.
Body art is one of the most important and enduring traditions in Embera and Wounan culture. intricate lines are painted on a young Embera gir with indelible black dye made from the jagua fruit.
A Wounan artist applies jagua dye to the arm of a visitor. She creates the
delicate parallel designs and small dots using a piece of bamboo that
she has sliced into fork-like tines.