Portfolio Category: Collar

Body decoration

Perforated shell plaques used for belts. Belts were usually composed of varied elements like beads, animal teeth which were inserted, by means of a string, between shell and-or bone plaques which had been previously perforated in different places. Body decoration was frequent among the Tainos. They used to paint their bodies and wear collars, belts…
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Stone collar

Stone collars are large stone rings. They date approximately from 600 AD to 1500 AD they are artifacts used at public ceremonies and would have to be visible to many people at the same time. They were produced to communicate and reinforce religious or social messages.
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