South America, Brazil, Kayapó

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Description

Frontal headdress (Meoko) of feather ceremony
Feathers and cord
26 3/4 x 16 1/8 x 1 5/8" MOUNTED
Feather headdresses like the one illustrated here figure prominently in the ritual dress of the Kayapó, whose beliefs and worldview are very much integrated with the natural environment in which they live. Worn by adolescents during the intitation rites of Marake, body painting as well as bead and featherwork, are extremely important among this group.

Date

20th C.

Creator

South America, Brazil, Kayapó

Source

From the Collection of André and Elaine Condon

Identifier

2022.002.001

Citation

South America, Brazil, Kayapó, “South America, Brazil, Kayapó,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed June 22, 2024, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/16817.