probably Tembé (Tembe) (attributed); said to have been collected among the Tapirapé (Tapirape)
Headdress worn during naming ceremonies
Pará State, North Region, Maranhão State, Northeast Region; Brazil (inferred)
Feather/feathers, cotton yarn
Woven, wrapped, tied
Collected in 1964 by Dr. Borys Malkin (1917-2009, naturalist and ethnographer); acquired by MAI in 1966.
50 x 26 x 2.5 cm
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