Dancing for death
It is a display fit for heroes.
These amazing photographs show how members of an indigenous tribe in the Amazonian Basin of Brazil gathered to honour in death people who are of great importance to them.
Decorating themselves with impressive markings and wearing colourful headdresses, the Yawalapiti tribe members danced and wrestled in an extraordinary spectacle known as the ‘quarup’.
The ritual, which has been held for centuries, lasts several days.
This year the tribe was photographed as it honoured a Yawalapiti Indian who they consider a great leader.
They also honoured Darcy Ribeiro, a well-known author, anthropologist and politician known for focusing on the relationship between native peoples and education in Brazil.
The tribe lives in the village Yawalapiti, which is located to the south of the Amazonian Basin, between the Tuatuari and Kuluene rivers.
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