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Marubo

MARUBO: The lower face and neck of this young woman of the Marubo tribe are painted with a dye derived from the fruit of a tropical evergreen tree (Genipa americana) to which ashes and coal have been added. The body markings, which last for about two weeks, identify her clan affiliation. Since there are outsiders in the village, she is wearing a bra. Her necklace consists of layers of snail shell while her blue earrings were not made locally. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society/KQED