Toy in the form of a turtle

This small toy is in the shape of a turtle and comes from South America. It is made from twisted and woven plant material in two contrasting colours. Similar methods would have been used to make baskets.

Object Summary

Museum Number 105/2003/12
Simple Name toy
Full Name child’s toy
Common Name toy in the form of a turtle
Production country Brazil
Material fibre (buriti palm)
Collection class Toys dolls and games
Collection continent America
Collection area/region S
Production county Amazon Forest
Production continent Latin America and the Caribbean
Cultural group Kuikuru
Function name toy