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The Caraja

The Carajá people live along the Araguaia River in the area around the large inland island Bananal in central Brazil. They live mainly off of fish and cassava cultivation. Carajá show great variation in body painting and tattooing. They live in small independent villages, which work together to arrange religious rituals.

The Carajá people are known for making small ceramic figures. Earlier, the figures were made as toys for children, and today they are popular items that tourists buy.

Bildet kan inneholde: mennesker, mennesker i naturen, midje.
Photo: Harald Scultz, 1962

 

Published Dec. 11, 2020 1:11 PM - Last modified Dec. 14, 2020 8:29 AM