ear plug

Small cone shaped ear plug with a circular piece of shell attached to the bottom. Feathers are stuck to the earplug with beeswax. The beeswax makes up the cone shape of the ear plug. The beeswax cone is attached to a thin piece of stick. The thread that holds the ear plug in place is attached to the stick, and has a knot near the end.

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