A RARE KAXINAWA HUNTING NECKLACE
Provenance: Julius Konietzko, Hamburg
Huaorani Indian tribe, Amazone Jungle of eastern Peru
This type of necklace is constructed by male craftsmen who also weave the cotton string and includes five strings of teeth. It is a piece of high prestige as it is a sign of a good hunter. It is meant to be worn on formal occasions and during mourning.
Kaxinawá tribe, Amazone, Mato Grosso, Brasil.
Teeth and vegetable fiber 24 x 25 cm