Located in the Xingu Indian Park, Brazil, the waura tribe has a population of more than 500 inhabitants.
They speak the Wauja language and 15% of the tribe speak Portuguese. They live from fishing and cultivating cassava.
They produce handicrafts with clay removed from Lake Piyulaga, which also serves to supply the village with water for consumption, hygiene and irrigation.
The houses of the village are around a central courtyard where the house of the flutes (place for meetings and rituals) is located.
The children are of extreme importance, independent, free, and all of the tribe take care of them.
A tradition of great importance is mourning, respecting the period of one year after death, where it is prohibited to perform any festive activity and painting on the bodies.
Only work is allowed during this period.