• Culture/People:

    Mebêngôkre (Kayapó/Cayapo) [Xikrin]

  • Object name:

    Child's necklace

  • Native term:

    ngàpõkredjê

  • Date created:

    circa 1960

  • Place:

    Xikrin village; Pará State, North Region; Brazil

  • Media/Materials:

    Shell/shells, seed/seeds, cotton cord/cordage, paint

  • Techniques:

    Cut, perforated, strung, wrapped

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected in 1966 by photographer George Love (1937-1995); acquired by MAI in 1967.

  • Dimensions:

    53 x 31 x 4 cm

  • Catalog number:

    23/9438

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