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One of a pair of wooden earplugs, painted in red with 'urucu'.
Height: 0.70 centimetres
Width: 11 centimetres
Depth: 0.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Register 1959:
a: Another similar [to Am1959,10.32].
b: Another similar [to Am1959,10.32].
All collected by Donor from Akwë-Shavante Indians, Mato Grosso [,] Rio das Montes Region [,] BRAZIL.
These are considered more beautiful than the white ones [Am1959,10.29-31] and are worn whenever a man wishes to excel - principally in activities that demonstrate his manliness, of which the earplug is the symbol.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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