Art of the Americas - Trairilonco and Trapelacucha, Mapuche, Chile

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Trairilonco and trapelacucha
puche culture, Chile

A finely wrought silver trarilonco headband from the Mapuche people of Chile has 34 disks, is 27.5 inches (70 cm) long, likely late 19th to early 20th century.  $1000

The small trapelacucha brooch has a tiny skull flanked by two large birds. The verso of one of the six disks at the lower edge is made of a 20 centavos coin dated 1925. It measures is 5.25 inches (13.3 cm) long by 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) wide, and is probably modern.  $200

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