These pictures depict every day life of a tribe called Matses. The Indian Matses community lives in the Amazon Jungle near the rivers Yavari, Chobayacu and Galvez which flow through Peru and Brazil.
The modern way of living (mobile phones with no reception, toothbrushes, radio used for communication) is mixed with the traditional way of living. Even though the Matses have been Christianised, polygamy is still practiced especially amongst the older generation. There are however some aspects of their culture that are disappearing - nowadays every family lives in a separate house, in stark contrast to the communal living in the maloca where up to 100 people would reside. One way of returning to the past is during hunting, when they live in a traditional house.
The Indian Matses use the modern medical treatments (vaccinations, medications to cure malaria, antibiotics), however they still gravitate towards natural medicine-they treat people by compressing plants and they use the poison of a frog to clean their bodies and spirits.
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