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Girdle

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Object Number:44-3-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mundurucu
Provenience: Paraguay
Gran Chaco
Culture Area: Amazonia
Date Made: ca. 1868
Early Date: 1843
Late Date: 1893
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Feather
Length: 120 cm
Width: 46 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Frank S. Stone, 1943

Description

Of short black feathers on woven backing of heavy cotton [?] cord, with 3 plaited cords at each end. From center hang 4 long strings of small feathers, 2 red, 2 black, with bunch of yellow feathers at attachment base. Also short bunches of feathers, black tipped with red, at sides.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

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