University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKenan
Object Number: 65-10-177
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Fiber
Wood
Width: 20cm
Outside Diameter:43cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

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.


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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