Figure 5. Ailda Xavante preparing the urucu paste, 2003.
construction of the notion of humanity, of their ethnic and cultural identities, and
their notions of self - what it means to be Xavante, Kayapó or Suyá today (Vidal
2001:211). The idea that Indigenous identities are inscribed throughout time and
space, and mapped onto and with the help of the human body is the essence of this