Hammock. The main part is woven from ite string and the strong lines for hanging it are woven from krawa fibre (Bromelia sp.). The ends are decorated with red toucan breast feathers and the body of it is hung with tufts of black powis (black curassow, Crax alector), and white harpy eagle breast feathers. The staining is from the body paint of the user. It is housed in a palm leaf container.

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