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One of a group of eleven ear plugs, made of wood, coloured with urucu.
- Curator's comments
- Sticks (white or reddened with urucu) worn as earplugs by all Shavante males from the beginning of initiation.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Found in Americas collections in 1997 apparently unnumbered and unregistered. Means and date of acquisition uncertain, but connected with "Mr and Mrs Maybury Lewis" - see 1959,Am10 and 1960,Am1 collections.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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