The Ngabe group, previously named Guaymí, inhabits the remote regions of the central mountain range, in lands surrounding Volcán Barú. Their dominions have territories in three provinces. Almost nomad, the vast population of some 170 people live in small communities formed mainly by family clans. They are legendary warriors of great ferocity and still show courage when they engage in friendly combats and the game known as “balsería”. Farmers, hunters and fishermen, their women carry colourfull and wide dress – nagua – beautifully decorated, which they combine with woven vegetal fiber purses with geometrical designs, known as “chácaras”. On special occasions, men wear necklaces made with small units named “chaquira”.