A WAI WAI MAN'S STORAGE BASKET 

Provenance: Swedish private collection

A contrast woven, twill weave, retangular man's telescoping storage basket (fakara) with a jaguar design and feather danglers. Men store their feathers and shamans their ritual paraphernalia, such as rattles, in these "vanity bags"
cf: Arts of the Amazon, Thames and Hudson, page 31

Kaiabi Tribe, Wai Wai, Mato Grosso, Brasil
Rattan and nest feathers,  36 x 16 cmx 10 cm

Price:  €  475,-