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Creation Date

1975

Description

Women are skilled at plaiting strands of natural materials into necklaces and armbands. Here a woman plaits a necklace from black rhizomes of a fungus that grows on rocks. Such rhizomes are thought to ward off disease. Batek wear the necklaces themselves or trade them to Malays.

Source

Endicott Image Collection

Keywords

Jewelry -- Malaysia -- Kelantan., Batek (Malaysian people) -- Commerce., Lebir River (Malay)

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