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sash with toucan pendants
  • Venezuela
  • sash with toucan pendants, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • red-billed toucan feathers, red-billed toucan skin, plant fiber, bone, seeds, feathers, beads, netting?
  • Object Length/Width: 86 x 53 cm
    Object Length/Width: 33 7/8 x 20 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6871
Description

The thin sash is made of netted plant fiber string with a short fringe of dark blue, red, and white beads, each with half of a dark brown nut. There are tube beads made of bone at regular intervals and a tassel of feathers in red, yellow, and black or white and black. There are two toucan bodies from the breast to the tail. The three toucan tails were once attached, but are currently not attached.

The end of the netted portion of the sash is undecorated.