A KAYAPÓ-XIKRIN MAN'S NECKLACE

Provenance: Private Swedish collection

Freshwater mother of pearl necklace with glass beads and cotton fiber strands (Ngapokredje).
Children may wear the necklace on a daily basis but adult men only on ceremonial occasions.
Cf: Arts of the Amazon, Thames and Hudson, page 66

Kayapo Xikrin tribe, Mato Grosso, Brasil
Freshwater Mother of Pearl shell, cotton and glass beads, 36 x 25 cm

Price:  €  425,-