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Korubo Head Bashers
 
Photo of a Korubo Warrior or "head-basher."  Note the characteristic hairstyle where the hair on the rear of the head is cut very short, while in front it is allowed to grow longer.  In addition, he has a typical arm band that is made out of woven fibers from the Chambira palm.  The name "head-basher" comes from the French word "casse-tÍte" which is close to the Portuguese word "caceteiros" which is used locally for the tribe.  Caceteiro means "a clubber" or "a man with a club" referring to the Korubo use of clubs as weapons. 

 

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