Menace and mutiny glower from the face even of the baby, whose mother's
expression is almost animal in its restrained ferocity. They belong
to the Pajonal tribe of Indians, noted for their savagery and hostility
to the whites. The making of their portraits may involve not a little
danger to the photographer
Owing to their internecine warfare and their head-hunting customs
the Jivaros are reputed the most savage of the Indians in Ecuador.
Physically they are rather below medium height, with fine chest
development and rather pleasing physiognomy. The men wear their
hair long and ornamented behind with red and yellow toucan feathers.
Their only garment is a cotton waist cloth