Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Bororo maker
  • pendant, 1970–1976
  • Where object was made: Mato Grosso, Brazil
  • parrot feathers, guan feathers, wood, string, plant fiber, quills
  • Object Height/Diameter: 17 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 11/16 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Haskell Springer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4858

The pendant is formed from a large tuft of feathers. The long portion of the pendant is wood, wrapped with black string and brown and white quills over the top. There are small orange and green feathers at one end with a short twisted plant fiber cord. The other end has a large tuft of white feathers with black feathers at the top.