Reichel-Dolmatoff – The Tukano Indians - Hair
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff – Amazonian Cosmos
The so-called spear fish (pez espada) figures in a myth as subservient to the Daughter of Aracu and, in anthropomorphic form, has a long, smooth black head of hair.
Wearing long hair (poa boga) was a symbol of high prestige in past times, and when a man's hair was cut as a punishment, the Daughter of Aracu transformed it into a long smooth fish that was black in colour.