jueves, 30 de agosto de 2012

Brazil’s indigenous Yawalapiti tribe honours the dead with festivities and wrestling

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men dance during this year's 'quarup,' in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, Brazil. 

Yawalapiti indigenous men of Mato Grosso State in Brazil, this month celebrated ‘quarup,’ a ritual held over several days to honour in death a person of great importance.
This year the Yawalapiti tribe honoured two people – a Yawalapiti Indian who they consider a great leader, and Darcy Ribeiro, a well-known author, anthropologist and politician known for focusing on the relationship between native peoples and education in Brazil. The quarup was held in the Xingu National Park, in Mato Grosso State.

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men dance during the celebration of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoA view of the Yawalapiti village is seen before the start of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men fish to feed the guests of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men decorate tree trunks that represent distinguished people who have recently died during this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men play bamboo flutes during celebration of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men carry tree trunks that will represent distinguished people who have recently died during this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti boys participate in this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men wrestle as part of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men use digital cameras to record this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men wrestle as part of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men ride a motorcycle during a break in this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoA Yawalapiti man wears a dead bird on his waist as a symbol of his prowess as a wrestler during the celebration of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men wrestle as part of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men dance during this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoA Yawalapiti man reacts in pain after losing a wrestling match as part of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men play bamboo flutes during the celebration of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoA view of the Yawalapiti village is seen before the start of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoA Yawalapiti man paints his face to prepare for this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoA Yawalapiti man (R) greets a man from another tribe who arrived to attend this year's 'quarup.'
 Credits: National Post
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