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EBC 71869


Specimen Notes:
  • Made of the beaten bark of the Ficus tree, this mask would have been used in puberty rites of the Tikuna Indians living in the village of Vendaval . Donated as recently as 1991, this item attests to the collecting still carried out today in an effort to preserve disappearing uses of plants.
  • Record posted on March 25, 2009 and last updated March 25, 2009