Mat probably used during initiation rituals...

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Mat probably used during initiation rituals...

Mat probably used during initiation rituals to impose the name and pass into adulthood. Rectangular in shape with fringes, it is decorated with three striations and the back is enriched with down.
Braided and knotted vegetable fibres
This mat is accompanied by two wooden sticks probably used for body tattoos intended for the new initiate.
Ramkoka Mekra, Maranhao State, Brazilian Amazon, circa 1960
73 x 70 cm
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