University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameMaiti
Object Number: 65-10-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Materials:Monkey Skin
Monkey Fur
Length: 47cm
Width: 8cm
Outside Diameter:16cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


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.

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