Flagrant the Indian mother breastfeeding her child, adorned with paintings and ornaments typical of his tribe.
The real owners of Brazil, a country of many races.
These Indians are members of the Xavante tribe, whose population at the present time is about 10 000 individuals. Their language is the aquem and call themselves A’wê Uptabi, which means “real people. ” They paint themselves with genipap coal and annatto, draw eyebrows and eyelashes, use strings on the wrists and legs and tie ceremonial cotton. The haircut and the ornaments and paintings are markers of difference of the Xavante in relation to others, transmitted through the corners by the ancestors and shared with all the people of the village.
photo by Marcela Cocco