53742
53741
 

Headdress

New Search
Native Name:
Maiti
Object Number:
65-10-3
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cashinahua
Provenience:
Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area:
Amazonia
Section:
American
Materials:
Bamboo
Feather
Monkey Pelt
Description:
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.
Height:
63cm
Width:
18cm
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)
View Objects in this Exhibition

You may also be interested in these objects:



See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org

Select objects to add to My Finds list using



Clear List Next - View List
My Finds