About this object


Collected by an Alcan employee, Otto Jurany, in Guyana in the early 1970s.

Physical description

Loin cloth made of strung seeds. Unbleached cotton fibres make a grid for the oblong grey and brown tururri seeds to be tightly strung onto, in vertical rows. Woven fibre borders hold the grid together, and a short, thick fringe of the same material hangs from the bottom. Long twisted ties dangle from the corners of the cloth, and small red and brown feathers are attached to the short sides by red and white beaded strands.