Cacique Babao, the chief of the Tupinambá. People of the Tupinambá tribe paint themselves with genipapo juice which is a natural ink that darkens slowly. Genipapo is also prepared as a juice to drink, which is effective against bronchitis. The facepaint is of a puma's teeth and whiskers. The women wear a feather headdress, a bark dress and beads.
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