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Apalaii Headdress [Object of the Day #67]


By: Alyssa Kaminski

This large, elaborate headdress is made of feathers and beetle wings, characteristic of the Apalaii people of Guyana.┬áIt was collected by William Curtis Farabee who conducted a pioneering expedition to the Amazon in 1913. For three years, Farabee explored and collected among the little-known tribes of the Amazon, Guyana, and eastern Peru, and conducted excavations […]

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