Photo of an Amazon tribe native with large pierced ears. This is
the "trademark" of the Huaorani (Waorani) tribe of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Both male and female huaorani wear large earplugs that are placed in
their pierced earlobes. In Spanish, the word "orejones" is used to
describe Amazonian tribes with large hanging ear lobes such as that
illustrated in the picture of the indigenous woman above. Curiously,
higher-class Incas from the South American highlands also had similar large
earlobes in which they wore decorated disks.