University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: 53-1-20
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Cayuga
Iroquois
Provenience: Canada
Ontario
Lower Cayuga Long House
Six Nations Reservation
Grand River
Culture Area: Northeast
Section:American
Materials:Straw
Corn Husk
Fiber
Paper
Dog Hair (uncertain)
Iconography:Ritual Object
Height: 10cm
Length: 36cm
Width: 23cm
Credit Line:Gift of Samuel W. Fernberger, 1953

Description

Corn Husk Mask of Flower Type. Face is made from old straw hat with nose added, eyes and mouth cut in and bound with faded red cloth. Corn husk braids, inside, and shredded husk, around the sides, are sewn on. Two red crepe paper flowers added next to face. Eyebrows and beard of black dog hair (?).


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