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Native Name:
Maiti
Object Number:
65-10-2
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cashinahua
Provenience:
Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area:
Amazonia
Section:
American
Materials:
Monkey Skin
Monkey Fur
Bamboo
Description:
Monkey skin with fur attached; wide strip of bamboo molds it into hat form; tail at back; black fur, blonde tipped.
Used by men in fertility rights.
Length:
47cm
Width:
8cm
Outside Diamater:
16cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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