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Native peoples > Kawashkar

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Art

The Kawésqar adorned themselves mainly with necklaces made of feathers and seashells. Their clothing consisted of a short cape fastened at the neck and made of animal skin, sea lion in some areas and deer in others. Body painting was widely practiced among the Kawésqar as well as the neighboring Selk’nam and Yaghan peoples, but in this tribe it was usually only for ceremonial use. The people drew lines and geometric shapes