1844 Engraving Botocudo Indian Tembeitera Lip Brazilian - ORIGINAL CW3



This is an original 1844 engraving of two Botocudo Indians from Brazil with the tembeitera or wooden plug or disk worn in the lower lip and the lobe of the ear.

Period Paper is pleased to offer an exceptionally rare and well-preserved collection of original engravings of ethnic costumes from around the world. These lovely engravings date from the mid-19th century. They are highly collectible not only for their subject matter, but also for their rarity.


This 167+ year old Item is rated Very Fine / Fine+. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some light foxing --please see image.

  • Product Type: Original Engraving; Black & White / Grayscale
  • Grade: Very Fine / Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 9.5 inches; 17 x 24 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)