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Catalog Data

Culture/People:
Wauja (Waurá)  Search this
Seller agent:
Atapucha Waura, Wauja (Waurá)  Search this
NMAI agent:
Luis Antonio Curet, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Necklace
Media/Materials:
Snail shell/shells, cotton twine/string, palm nut
Techniques:
Cut, ground
Dimensions:
48.0 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Parque Indígena do Xingu (Xingu Indian Reservation); Northeast Mesoregion, North Araguaia Microregion; Mato Grosso State, Central-West Region; Brazil
Collection History:
Contributed by a Wauja community member to be sold in the United States to raise funds for repairs to the community's tractor and motorboat; purchased by Antonio Curet (NMAI staff member) from Atapucha Waura (Wauja) during his visit to Washington, DC, in 2016 as part of the Smithsonian Institution's "Recovering Voices" language program.
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Catalog Number:
26/9800
Barcode:
269800.000
See related items:
Wauja (Waurá)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60f10c9b0-5fc4-443c-815d-411a0f9eb20c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_411241