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Composite "bat-straw" of palm-leaf and reeds.
Length: 18 inches
- Curator's comments
According to E.Carmichael "These are usually protective amulets (and can sometimes be toys, especially when from Mexico); 'bat-straw' is probably an idiosyncratic term." (AMD,5/1993).
See also Am1909,-.170
See also Am1956,08.154
Four composite "bat-straws" (possibly amulets), made of reed and palm-leaf. No. 38 has an umbrella shape.
No. 35: Composite "bat-straw" of palmleaf and reeds.
No. 36: Another [like Am1956,08.35].
No. 37: Another [like Am1956,08.35].
No. 38: Composite "bat straw" of palmleaf & reeds, in the form of an umbrella.
1-49 & 154 [Am1956,08.1-49 &154]: Cherente Indians, Brazil. Central Brazil, N. Goias, between Río Tocantins and Río do Sono. Linguistic family, Gê.
35-38 [Am1956,08.35-38]: "Bat straws". Another one at No. 154.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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