- Uluru (caroltravelwriter.wordpress.com)
I adore Aboriginal art, the subjects and themes, the spirit-ethereal world combined with the wonders of nature, the earth, the sky, man one with nature, the color choice combinations, patterns and lines, the structure without losing the freedom of the creativity; it really is beautiful.
Many opals are found in Australia, where Aboriginal folklore has it that opals were formed after the creator came to earth on a rainbow, and where he stepped, the rocks turned to opals.
The opal is a stone with as many qualities and meanings as it has colours. It is said to enhance the imagination and stimulate dreams.
Opal is the birthstone for October, and is said to symbolise confidence and hope.
Some say opal has therapeutic properties and can help healing eye problems in particular.
Opal is said to help ease the physical pain of expectant mothers during child birth by helping them to relax.
An indigenous child from Kayapo tribe attends first indigenous assembly for the Rio+20 Conference at Kari-Oca village in Rio de Janeiro, on June 14, 2012. Indigenous people from around the world are visiting the village for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
Rios Para A Vida - Brazil
Hundreds used Rio de Janeiro’s Flamengo Beach as a canvas on June 19 to protest the dam and urge “Rivers for life”. The rally was led by an association of indigenous peoples.
Kayapo Chief -
The indigenous peoples have been attending a parallel “People’s Summit,” an initiative of 200 ecological groups and social movements from around the world. They comprise 400 representatives of 20 Brazilian indigenous groups, including Guaranis, Tikunas, Tukanos, Gavioes, Kayapos, Xavantes and Bororos, as well as 1,200 natives from Canada, the United States, Colombia and Nicaragua.
Picture: Andre Penner/AP
Members of indigenous communities from Mallku Kota region, clash with police officers during a protest in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, June 7, 2012. Indigenous protested against mining operations on their lands by the Canadian mining company South American Silver Corp. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Regalia in Costa Rica
I have been told this is not a member of the Guarani Tribe, but I took it off the caption on Flickr - apologies if it offended anyone.
The beauty of the woman remains the same to me. I did the tineye search and find this picture listed under several tribal groups - so suffice to say, a South American beauty.
"Guarani Beauty from the Jungles of Ecuador - Guarani. Last Amazon Indians
In Ecuador, home to one of the last, now a small number of South American tribes. Peace-loving people, as before, living in harmony with nature and trying to save their land from the advance of civilization.