Beautiful Handmade Indigenous Beaded Necklace - Mehinaku Tribe

This one of a kind, handmade beaded necklace is a stunning addition to any ensemble. The necklace comprises over 80 strands of colorful beads. Make this one of a kind piece part of your collection.
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Measures: (WxL) 4 x 50 cm (1.6 x 19.7 in) It weighs: 0.79 kg (1.73 lb).

This unique necklace was made by the Mehinaku Tribe. The multicolored glass beads are many times acquired through trade and then made into beautiful pieces of wearable art. Most likely, a piece such as this one would be used during a specific ceremony. This tribe resides deep in the Xingu National reserve in the state of Mato Grosso, central Brazil. The techniques of creating these unique pieces of art have been passed down from generation to generation. Each handmade item is unique in its pattern and color selection. These distinctions make each and every piece a one of a kind adornment.

Who made these items:

The Mehinaku hunt, fish, and farm to provide for themselves. Their primary crops are manioc and maize. Like many indigenous tribes, the Mehinaku do not keep detailed, chronological historical records going back more than a few generations. The oldest known village established by the Mehinaku was set up at some time around or before 1850, and was called Yulutakitsi. Because the community no longer exists, however, the exact location of its former site is unknown. The Mehinaku lead transparent lives, living in huts with up to 20 people and conduct their daily routines and rituals

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