• Culture/People:

    probably Tembé (Tembe) (attributed); said to have been collected among the Tapirapé (Tapirape)

  • Object name:

    Headdress worn during naming ceremonies

  • Date created:


  • Place:

    Pará State, North Region, Maranhão State, Northeast Region; Brazil (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Feather/feathers, cotton yarn

  • Techniques:

    Woven, wrapped, tied

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected in 1964 by Dr. Borys Malkin (1917-2009, naturalist and ethnographer); acquired by MAI in 1966.

  • Dimensions:

    50 x 26 x 2.5 cm

  • Catalog number:



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