• Culture/People:

    Wayuu (Guajira/Goajiro)

  • Object name:

    Crupper for a burro

  • Date created:


  • Place:

    PenĂ­nsula de La Guajira (Goajira Peninsula); La Guajira Department; Colombia

  • Media/Materials:

    Horsehair, hide

  • Techniques:

    Braided, fingerwoven

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected by journalist and anthropologist Gregory Mason (1889-1968) in 1931, possibly during fieldwork sponsored by MAI; acquired by MAI in 1936.

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