ceremonial adornment; headdress (ceremonial artefacts & rank insignia)

Ceremonial headdress from the Xingu peoples of Brazil. The main arch shaped section of the head piece is made from plaited plant fibre, which is then decorated around the outer edge with red and yellow parrot and hummingbird feathers. There is a green string chin strap.

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