breast ornaments

Breast ornament made of tusk, seeds, wood and hair constructed on a base of wood which takes a scalloped holly leaf form and is framed around the edge with six halved boars tusks. These have been pierced at the end which suggests they may have been recycled from a previous ornament. A band of abrus precatorius seeds are inset in to resin in a horizontal band that splits in two throughout the central section. Behind the board danglers of halved coix lacyrma seeds and red feathers hang down against a coarse bark cloth backing. The whole is strung on two ropes of plaited human hair.

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