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22 July

jewellery and ornaments

In all cultures, man has practiced the art of jewellery, thereby combining appearance and ceremony.

The attention given to the preparation of objects, the taste for precious materials and the refinement of the motifs bear witness to a fascination with appearances as an indicator of a specific status and a certain opulence.

Generally, this jewellery is emblematic of a form of social authority. But it can also play a role as a protector against adversity depending on the materials used in its making and the accompanying symbols. It is most often a bearer of vital energy.

 

  • War Charm

  • Woman's Headdress

  • Chieftain's Helmet

  • Male Ear Ornament

  • Pendant

  • Forehead Ornament

  • Men's Chignon Comb

  • Pendant

  • Element of Woman's Headdress: Part That Covers

  • Pendant Worn On the Back

  • Face Veil

  • Anthropomorphic Appliqué Jewelry

  • Necklace

  • Pendant

  • Bird Necklace

  • Hairpin

  • Frontal Headdress (known as "hat of the clan")

  • Large Dance Headdress

  • Feather Headdress

  • Male Figurine

  • Bark Apron


Large Dance Headdress

Large Dance Headdress

Called the Dance Headdress of the Macheteros, Mojo Population, Bolivia, Llanos Region, 20th century, feathers, wood, wing cases, and beetles, 71.1999.36.1.1

The Macheteros headdress is worn at the time of the annual celebration organized around the "dance of the sabres." This warrior dance evokes the battles that were carried out during the 17th and 18th centuries, against the Spaniards and Portuguese who were on a quest to find slaves.