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Native Name:
Kenan
Object Number:
65-10-177
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cashinahua
Provenience:
Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area:
Amazonia
Section:
American
Materials:
Fiber
Wood
Description:
Flat, round wooden seat painted with red achiote and black; center slightly lower than rim; two wide legs cut from same piece as seat, also painted, as is underside of seat; heavy cord tied around each leg, slack of rope forms handle for hanging or carrying. Used for new initiation of children, afterwards used by men; ritually made in four stages, painted by women.
Width:
20cm
Outside Diamater:
43cm
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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