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    Edit Photo Details Feast For The Dead   #pequi #mato_grosso #kuarup #kalapalo_indians #xingu #brazil #amazon #anachronisms
    The fruit of the piquí tree,(Caryocar brasiliensis).In anticipation of holding a Kuarup (Feast For The Dead) the following year, the villagers boil large quantities of piquí right after gathering,and store the boiled pulp in leaf-lined baskets at the bottom of the lake. Here it will keep without rotting until needed for the ceremony, when, along with roasted fish, porridge of manioc and manioc bread, it is the ceremonial food. The piquí is eaten raw, roasted, or diluted in the manioc porridge.
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    I really like how you've captured the modern pot servicing the man in an ancient costume, and your caption explains how the food is part of the ceremony. Bravo!

    April Fulton
    Senior Blogger, The Plate
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    Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2016
    Copyright: © Kieron Nelson
    Categories: Culture, People, Portraits
    Assignments: Anachronisms, Tastes Like Home