About the object
The trumpet pipe is made from the wood of the cecropia tree. The star-shaped decorative plate has been made from thin wooden board and has been adorned with black lines and patterns. This example has also been decorated with cotton bobbles, feathers, tassels and glass beads. During the Paschierá dance, the dancers raise and lower the trumpets in rhythmical synchronisation with the dancing. Theodor Koch-Grünberg documented the use of such trumpets in a festive celebration in the film "From the Life of the Taulipang in Guayana" in 1911.
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Bodo Spranz (Hg): Die Freiburger Südamerika-Sammlungen Herzog und Koch-Grünberg. Freiburg 1980, S. 61.