Vanishing Cultures Photography | Kuarup: Feast For The Dead-Brazil
The Quarup or Kuarup is the principal funeral ritual of the Indians of the Xingu. It is a gathering of all neighbouring tribes to celebrate life, death, and rebirth. One of its central events is the presentation of all young girls who have experienced menarche since the last quarup and whose time has come to choose a partner, they tint their bodies and wear many ornaments and dance. It is a festival for the dead.

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Xingu Flute RitualMenarche and Seclusion -  Viewer Discretion is advised (Adult Themes)Huka-HukaBody PaintingQuarup Ceremony of the DeadDancing for deathDaily LifeThe Journey