A PAIR OF SHAMBIOÁ MAN'S EAR PLUGS

Provenance: Private Swedish collection

With freshwater mother of pearl centers and nest feather radial projections, made by the Shambioa. The "x" elements in the center are painted wax. These ear plugs are frequently traded to the neighbouring Karaja.
Cf: Arts of the Amazon, Thames and Hudson, Brasil, page 95

Shambioa tribe, Mato Grosso, Brasil
Mother of pearl shell and nest feathers.

Price:  €  450,-