National Geographic : 1975 Feb
HE SPEAKS to the spirits of animals and people. Cobroti, painted for a dance at Porori, is credited with the power to summon snakes from the jun gle and to commune with the dead. He also gives counsel to the tribe. Hostile Kreen-Akarores ripped out Cobroti's lip disk in battle many years ago. The wound gives him added status among his people. For the big corn festival, chiefs (be low) put on their finest feathers of egret, oropendola, and parrot.