The Embera

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An indigenous Embera woman dressed up for visitors in her village on Lake Alejuela in Panama.  Her body is painted with the juice of the jagua berry to make a temporary tattoo.  It takes about two weeks to wear off.  The women's tops are beaded and often decorated with silver coins. Chagres National Park