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The Cucua is an ancient form of protecting the lifestyle of the Cocl� mountain culture.  The name comes from a local tree named Cucua.  The uniforms are made of the Cucua tree bark and then painted with inks made from local plants.  The horns and teeth of a deer are connected to the head piece to create a frightening look that would scare away many a adversary.  
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Olmedo

Cucua Warrior

 The Cucua - The Ancient Warriors Of Panama
One of the secrets of Panama is the Cucua.  Many cultural dance groups in panama are well known but they are not from such a remote place.  The name Cucua is the name of the tree that the uniforms are made of.  The Cucua tree bark is peeled and cured, then painted using inks made of berry's and roots.  One uniform may take months to make.  The women wear traditional Panamanian dresses.


Olmedo Working The Tradition

The head piece is adorned with the antlers of local dear.  A further enhancement are the teeth of mountain lions that live in the vicinity.  Olmedo's family has been Cucua since the originals of hundreds of years ago.



Olmedo  as a teenager in 2001

 

     
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