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Copyright : Jean-Philippe Soule

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Destinations - Peru

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Jagua people, Santa Lucia, Amazon, Peru.

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The Jagua men use the natural red die of achiote to paint their faces. Until the beginning of the last century they were known to cover their full bodies and were thus nicknamed the "Red Skin" by other tribes. The women wear red sarong-style skirts and an open vest-like garment made of red dyed tree fibers that they drape over their shoulders. The bands on their arms and ankles are made from the same fibers. The river is the only means of transportation. People paddle dugout canoes, to carry jungle fruits, produce and fish to and from their villages.

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Country: Peru

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