Traditional healer Savador Chindoy is wearing a necklace of jaguar teeth. The beads and feathers, the sweet leaves on his arms, and the delicate motifs painted onto his face are a conscious and deliberate attempt to emulate the elegant dress of the spirit people who the shaman meets when he ingests yagé.

The Lost Amazon: The Photographic Journey of Richard Evans Schultes
(photos 1941-1953)