Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Elias Mamallacta made a spear out of kili wood.

Elias made a "cast" out of chewed leaves.

A sample of medicinal plants.

Elias Mamallacta was our guide during our visit to the Amazon. He shared many medicinal plants and made souvenir weapons out of kili wood. He made a machete for me and a spear for Marcus. The wood he used is very hard, and withstands great pressure. In fact, he actually used the wooden machete to chop open the bark of a tree. As for the medicine, well, you'll have to visit Elias to learn more about that.

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