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Beads breastplate with geometric motifs

Karaja People2011

Museu do Índio

Museu do Índio
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bead breastplate whose layout forms geometric patterns characteristic of the group. Presents inferior edge tied up with "chapéu de napoleão" (aguaí) hedgehog, from whose interior hang rosettes in macaw feathers. Has a cotton cord to tie the object to the neck.

Details

  • Title: Beads breastplate with geometric motifs
  • Creator: Karaja People
  • Date Created: 2011
  • Location Created: Terra Indígena Karajá, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: 36,0 cm de comprimento(sem cordel de amarração); 72,0 cm de comprimento (com cordel); 10,0 cm de largura
  • Type: Adornment of eclectic materials
  • Photographer: George Magaraia
  • Rights: Museu do Ínido
  • Medium: Miçangas, penas e casca de ouriço aguaí
  • Bibliographic References: RIBEIRO, Berta G. Dicionário do Artesanato Indígena/1988; MALCHER, José Gama. Índios/1964; MUSEU DO ÍNDIO. Boletim do Museu do Índio n°8/1998; MOTTA, Dilza Fonseca da. Tesauro de cultura material dos índios no Brasil/2006.LAGROU, Els. Karajá:Ixikuna, miçanga. In: No caminho da miçanga: um mundo que se faz de contas. Rio de Janeiro: Museu do Índio, 2016.

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