Re: Face-painting

Nick Corduan (nickc@DORITE.IQUEST.NET)
Mon, 24 Apr 1995 12:59:07 -0500


> Most of the face-painting I have run into in Makiritare, Yahanamo are to show
> what clan you were from and in the clan what famley you belong to the same
> as the color of fathers you had. but not all the time.

In this case, however, it seems like it is more indicative of job or status.
My main proceedure right now is to catalog all the various kinds and to
correlate them with other things such as prominence in scenes, association
with different kinds of ornamentation, etc...

Is this sort of face-painting not at all likely?


Nick Corduan "...there is as much dignity in tilling
at a field as in writing a poem."
( --Booker T. Washington