hair tube

Hair tube from the Wai, Wai people of Guyana. The tube is made from a hollow cylindrical piece of wood which is decorated with white beads, with bands of pink at the top and base and blue diagonal stripes. Long strands of brown string extend from one end of tube, which are decorated with small orange and red feathers.

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