The Hain

March, April, May, June

A series of studies of the Selk’nam peoples from the archipelago of Southern Patagonia. Utilising photographs taken for ethnographic research by the twentieth-century German Missionary, Martin Gusinde. Her research focuses on the body art, a main cultural expression, and rituals such as Hain served to distinguish male power and assert their domination in society. Onwochei-Garcia explores the power of aesthetics in asserting male domination within Selk’nam society.

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