Tamandua" mask with a conical head and symbolically...

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Tamandua" mask with a conical head and symbolically...

Tamandua" mask with a conical head and symbolically projected eyes. These masks were used during an initiatory ceremony to impose the name, called "Koko". This ceremony, held during the rainy season, could last five to six weeks.
Basketry, cotton, seeds, plant fibres
Kayapo Indian, Xingu, State of Mato Grosso, Brazilian Amazon, 20th century
74 x 34 cm
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