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In honor of the dead

During the ritual of the dead, the yawalapiti people are looking for a tree, which is cut at a specific size, and will be place in the middle of the village. Later it will be cover with the finest ornaments, like if it is the dead himself, dressing up for his last goodbye.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: Brazil
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Copyright: © Olivier Boëls