Huaorani making basket
Huaorani Indian girl - making a basket from palm leaves. Gabaro Community. Yasuni National Park.
Amazon rainforest, ECUADOR. South America
These are one time use baskets to carry things home and then are discarded.
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 and 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.