From: Brazil | Matto Grosso | Tapirape River

Curatorial Section: American

Object Number 89-1-1B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tapirape
Provenience Brazil | Matto Grosso | Tapirape River
Culture Area Amazonia
Section American
Materials Parrot Feather

Ype or cara grande worn during the harvest festival. Large semi-circular wood panel (A) with cruciform design in scarlet macaw and green parrot (Amazon aestiva) feathers set in beeswax with mother of pearl details. With two feather radiating headdress (B/C). Represents a spirit and the spirit's headdress.

Credit Line Purchased from Michael Bernstein, 1989
Other Number MB1-B - Other Number

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