University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameMaiti
Object Number: 65-10-3
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Monkey Pelt
Height: 63cm
Width: 18cm
Outside Diameter:16cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


Wide piece of bamboo, ends lapped to form circle; money pelt and 2 tails attached; small, multi-colored parrot feathers attached to fur with bits of wax; 2 tall red macaw feathers stick up from frame, smaller black and white feathers attached at top by wax, at bottom by pink cord and black wax cord. Used in fertility rites.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994)View Objects in Exhibition

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