South America 1500 - 1900

Amazonian peoples

The people of the Amazon draw on their natural environment to make works of spectacular beauty.

19th - 20th century

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Kayapó Headdress: a glimpse of life in the Amazon rainforest
Kayapó Headdress: a glimpse of life in the Amazon rainforest

This object, worn by a child, represents the continuity a way of life that has existed for thousands of years.

Mundurukú Headdress: a glimpse of life in the Amazon rainforest
Mundurukú Headdress: a glimpse of life in the Amazon rainforest

Seemingly made completely of feathers, this headdress comes from one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.

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