Huaorani Indian - Tage Kaiga making feather crown. Gabaro Community. Yasuni National Park.
Amazon rainforest, ECUADOR. South America
The crowns are made from a split vine and feathers from various birds such as toucans, parrots and macaws are glued on with heated bees wax.
This Indian tribe were basically uncontacted until 1956 when missionaries from the Summer Institute of Linguistics made contact with them. However there are still some groups from the tribe that remain uncontacted. They are known as the Tagaeri & Taromanani. Traditionally these Indians were very hostile and killed many people who tried to enter into their territory. Their territory is in the Yasuni National Park which is now also being exploited for oil.