• Culture/People:

    Shuar/Achuar

  • Object name:

    Headband

  • Native term:

    tawasap

  • Date created:

    circa 1930

  • Place:

    Oriente Region; Ecuador

  • Media/Materials:

    Toucan feather/feathers, cotinga scalp/scalps, human hair, cotton cord/cordage

  • Techniques:

    Knotted, tied

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected between 1932 and 1936 by explorer and field collector Eric Erskine Loch (1881-1944); donated to MAI in 1937.

  • Dimensions:

    116 x 15.5 x 5 cm

  • Catalog number:

    19/4842

See it in the "Infinity of Nations" exhibit

Click on the image or the magnifying glass to see a larger view; click again to close the pop-up window.  Scroll through Other Images and Media to see other views of this item; click on any image to make it appear in the larger window.  Catalog card scans are provided to illustrate the information that originally accompanied the objects. Please recognize that unacceptable or offensive terminology represents historic data and not NMAI's current usage.