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Description

Soft light wood; truncated cone shape with centre hollowed out. Face on flat frontal surface has projecting geometric nose, perforated eye slits. Blue eyebrows and smiling mouth painted on; flaking white lime overall. Brown feathers placed in holes once circled entire edge of face. Many have deteriorated. Large painted u-shaped comb in pink, blue, and green projects from top of head. Sections cut out for design of pink triangle topped by a blue painted bar to separate from two roosters in profile facing each other at top.

History Of Use

Worn at a maize harvest festival.

Narrative

In historic times, Guarani conquered Chane to obtain gold and silver ornaments and copper tools. Chiriguano, descendants of the Gaurani, have ruled over Chane since that time.

Iconographic Meaning

A forest spirit mask; its representation has little changed since the 16th century. The roosters are the result of Spanish influence.

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