Lean brown bodies glisten with red and black paint. Mato Grosso, Brazil.
The fully initiated xavante warriors stand before the tribe during the ceremonial rite which brings all age sets together to compete in village games. Men's face and hair is painted with crused urucum seed red dye. Read is the symbolic color of energy and to the xavante men's mastery over fear. Black is color of night-darkness and for a xavante it is the fear of darkness, the unexpected the unknown which the xavante warrior has to overcome. Mato Grosso, Brazilan Amazon, Brazil.
Aurora Photos RM / Thomas L. Kelly
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