• Halemink’s family

    Halemink’s family

    Halemink’s family

    Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Martín Gusinde, 1920.

  • Female body painting for the Kewanix game

    Female body painting for the Kewanix game

    Female body painting for the Kewanix game

    Laguna de Pescados, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Photo by Martín Gusinde. 1919-1923. In: “The Indians of Tierra del Fuego: The Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982.

  • Selknam man with face paint

    Selknam man with face paint

    Selknam man with face paint

    Tierra del Fuego. Photos by Martín Gusinde. S/F. In: “Traditional Cultures. Patagonia 12 Perspectives on Selknam, Yagans and Kawesqar”. In: Carolina Odone. Publisher: Taller Experimental Cuerpos Pintados. 2002.

  • Selknam home and family

    Selknam home and family

    Selknam home and family

    Near Lake Khami, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Alberto María De Agostini. 1915. In: “Fuegians. Photographs from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Images and Imaginations from the End of the Earth. “Margarita Alvarado, Carolina Odone, Pedro Mege. Editorial Pehuén. S/F.

  • Sate, Shoort spirit of the south, a minion of Xalpen

    Sate, Shoort spirit of the south, a minion of Xalpen

    Sate, Shoort spirit of the south, a minion of Xalpen

    Tierra del Fuego. Photos by Martín Gusinde. S/F. In: “Traditional Cultures. Patagonia 12 Perspectives on Selknam, Yagans and Kawesqar”. In: Carolina Odone. Publisher: Taller Experimental Cuerpos Pintados. 2002.

  • Matan, spirit of the Hain ceremony among the Selknam

    Matan, spirit of the Hain ceremony among the Selknam

    Matan, spirit of the Hain ceremony among the Selknam

    Laguna de Pescados, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Photo by Martín Gusinde. 1919-1923. In: “The Indians of Tierra del Fuego: The Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982.

  • Kulpush dance, a game from the Hain ceremony

    Kulpush dance, a game from the Hain ceremony

    Kulpush dance, a game from the Hain ceremony

    Tierra del Fuego. Photo by E.Lucas Bridges. 1914. In: “Fuegians. Photographs from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Images and Imaginations from the End of the Earth. “Margarita Alvarado, Carolina Odone, Pedro Mege. Editorial Pehuén. S/F.

  • Selknam women in furs

    Selknam women in furs

    Selknam women in furs

    Near Lake Khami, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Alberto María De Agostini. 1915. In: “Fuegians. Photographs from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Images and Imaginations from the End of the Earth. “Margarita Alvarado, Carolina Odone, Pedro Mege. Editorial Pehuén. S/F.

  • Archery demonstration

    Archery demonstration

    Archery demonstration

    Northern area, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Martín Gusinde. 1920 - 1923. In: “The Indians of Tierra del Fuego: The Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982.

  • Selknam hike

    Selknam hike

    Selknam hike

    Near Río Grande, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Charles Wellington Furlong. 1908. In: “Fuegians. Photographs from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Images and Imaginations from the End of the Earth. “Margarita Alvarado, Carolina Odone, Pedro Mege. Editorial Pehuén. S/F.

  • Pacheck and a Selknam family group

    Pacheck and a Selknam family group

    Pacheck and a Selknam family group

    Region between Río Grande and Lago Yehuin, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Alberto María De Agostini. 1915.

  • Selknam woman covering her child with a guanaco fur

    Selknam woman covering her child with a guanaco fur

    Selknam woman covering her child with a guanaco fur

    Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Martín Gusinde. 1920-1923. In: “The Indians of Tierra del Fuego: The Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982.

  • Chalshoat (standing) and Puppup (sitting) together with their wives and Chalshoat’s daughter

    Chalshoat (standing) and Puppup (sitting) together with their wives and Chalshoat’s daughter

    Chalshoat (standing) and Puppup (sitting) together with their wives and Chalshoat’s daughter

    Cabo Peñas south of Río Grande, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Charles Wellington Furlong. 1908. In: “Traditional Cultures. Patagonia 12 Perspectives on Selknam, Yagans and Kawesqar”. Carolina Odone. Publisher: Taller Experimental Cuerpos Pintados. 2002.

  • Shoort, servant spirits of Xalpen, in the Hain ceremony of the Selknam

    Shoort, servant spirits of Xalpen, in the Hain ceremony of the Selknam

    Shoort, servant spirits of Xalpen, in the Hain ceremony of the Selknam

    Laguna de Pescados, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Photo by Martín Gusinde. 1919-1923. In: “The Indians of Tierra del Fuego: The Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982.

  • Selknam woman and her child, with facial paint

    Selknam woman and her child, with facial paint

    Selknam woman and her child, with facial paint

    Tierra del Fuego. Photos by Martín Gusinde. S/F. In: “Traditional Cultures. Patagonia 12 Perspectives on Selknam, Yagans and Kawesqar”. In: Carolina Odone. Publisher: Taller Experimental Cuerpos Pintados. 2002.

  • Selknam youths painting their bodies

    Selknam youths painting their bodies

    Selknam youths painting their bodies

    Laguna de Pescados, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Martín Gusinde. 1923. In: “Fuegians. Photographs from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Images and Imaginations from the End of the Earth. “Margarita Alvarado, Carolina Odone, Pedro Mege. Editorial Pehuén. S/F.

  • Examinees in the Kotaix game

    Examinees in the Kotaix game

    Examinees in the Kotaix game

    Tierra del Fuego. Photos by Martín Gusinde. S/F. In: “Traditional Cultures. Patagonia 12 Perspectives on Selknam, Yagans and Kawesqar”. In: Carolina Odone. Publisher: Taller Experimental Cuerpos Pintados. 2002.

  • Two Selknam women looking at the Atlantic coast

    Two Selknam women looking at the Atlantic coast

    Two Selknam women looking at the Atlantic coast

    Near Río Grande, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Charles Wellington Furlong. 1908. In: “Traditional Cultures. Patagonia 12 Perspectives on Selknam, Yagans and Kawesqar”. In: Carolina Odone. Publisher: Taller Experimental Cuerpos Pintados. 2002.

  • Selknam man with face paint and skins

    Selknam man with face paint and skins

    Selknam man with face paint and skins

    Tierra del Fuego. Photos by Martín Gusinde. S/F. In: “Traditional Cultures. Patagonia 12 Perspectives on Selknam, Yagans and Kawesqar”. In: Carolina Odone. Publisher: Taller Experimental Cuerpos Pintados. 2002.

  • Four Selknam women

    Four Selknam women

    Four Selknam women

    Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Martín Gusinde. 1923. In: “The Indians of Tierra del Fuego: The Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982

  • Two hunters with bows and arrows

    Two hunters with bows and arrows

    Two hunters with bows and arrows

    Northern area, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Martín Gusinde. 1920 - 1923. In: “The Indians of Tierra del Fuego: The Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982.

  • Hayílan, servant of the Shoort, spirit of the Hain ceremony among the Selknam

    Hayílan, servant of the Shoort, spirit of the Hain ceremony among the Selknam

    Hayílan, servant of the Shoort, spirit of the Hain ceremony among the Selknam

    Tierra del Fuego. Photos by Martín Gusinde. S/F. In: “Traditional Cultures. Patagonia 12 Perspectives on Selknam, Yagans and Kawesqar”. In: Carolina Odone. Publisher: Taller Experimental Cuerpos Pintados. 2002.

  • Phallic dancers

    Phallic dancers

    Phallic dancers

    Tierra del Fuego. Photos by Martín Gusinde. S/F. In: “Traditional Cultures. Patagonia 12 Perspectives on Selknam, Yagans and Kawesqar”. In: Carolina Odone. Publisher: Taller Experimental Cuerpos Pintados. 2002.

  • Tenenésk as a key counseller in the Hain, with battle paint on his face

    Tenenésk as a key counseller in the Hain, with battle paint on his face

    Tenenésk as a key counseller in the Hain, with battle paint on his face

    1923 Hain Ceremony, Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Martín Gusinde. 1919-1923. In: “The Indians of Tierra del Fuego: The Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982.

  • Young initiates during the Hain ceremony

    Young initiates during the Hain ceremony

    Young initiates during the Hain ceremony

  • Pawus, Shoort of the north, one of Xalpen’s servant spirits

    Pawus, Shoort of the north, one of Xalpen’s servant spirits

    Pawus, Shoort of the north, one of Xalpen’s servant spirits

    Tierra del Fuego. Photos by Martín Gusinde. S/F. In: “Traditional Cultures. Patagonia 12 Perspectives on Selknam, Yagans and Kawesqar”. In: Carolina Odone. Publisher: Taller Experimental Cuerpos Pintados. 2002.

  • Tenenésk and his wife in front of their home

    Tenenésk and his wife in front of their home

    Tenenésk and his wife in front of their home

    Laguna de Pescados, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Photo by Martín Gusinde. 1923. In: “The Indians of Tierra del Fuego: The Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982.

  • Ulen, spirit of the Hain ceremony among the Selknam

    Ulen, spirit of the Hain ceremony among the Selknam

    Ulen, spirit of the Hain ceremony among the Selknam

    Laguna de Pescados, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Martín Gusinde. No date. In: Carolina Odone. Publisher: Taller Experimental Cuerpos Pintados. 2002.

  • Koshménk, spirit of the Hain ceremonia among the Selknam

    Koshménk, spirit of the Hain ceremonia among the Selknam

    Koshménk, spirit of the Hain ceremonia among the Selknam

    Laguna de Pescados, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Photo by Martín Gusinde. 1919-1923. In: “The Indians of Tierra del Fuego: The Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982.

  • Male body painting for the Kewánix

    Male body painting for the Kewánix

    Male body painting for the Kewánix

    Laguna de Pescados, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Photo by Martín Gusinde. 1923. In: “Fuegians. Photographs from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Images and Imaginations from the End of the Earth. “Margarita Alvarado, Carolina Odone, Pedro Mege. Editorial Pehuén. S/F.

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Fuegian inspiration

Observing the lovely shapes and lines on sturgeons’ skin reminds us of the native cultures of Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia, which abound in pictorial manifestations that tell the tales of legends, customs and home life. Kenoz pays homage to its inspirations, through a photo section about Selknam and Haush culture, portrayed by Martín Gusinde, E. Lucas Bridges and Alberto María de Agostini.