armlet (ornament (personal adornment))

One of two armlets from the Wai Wai people of Guyana. The armlet is a cylinder tube of tree bark, with plant fibre tassels connected to the rim, from which a chain of small red and yellow feathers are attached for decoration. There is also a seed rattle attached. There is also one long plant fibre thread attached to the armlet, from which large eagle feathers are connected. The feathers are black and beige and get progressively larger toward the tip.

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