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Beauty contest for South American jungle tribes in Peruvian rain forest
However it is more than just a competition of physical looks. Let's feast: As well as having beautiful hair, the ladies are judged on their ability to cook a staple cassava meal, with the men taking time to decide which woman has managed to produced the tastiest dinner. Whilst the traditional brown tunics are mainly worn by the participants, some of the girls bear more skimpy summer tunics. Their flawless skin is dotted with the fine red marks of a dye, extracted from a local spice known as achiote. Kayapo woman carrying a basket of babassu nuts on a strap round her head.