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Native Name:
Maiti
Object Number:
65-10-8
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cashinahua
Provenience:
Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area:
Amazonia
Section:
American
Materials:
Palm Leaf
Cotton
Feather
Description:
Palm leaf rib frame, 2/3 circumference covered by blue and white cotton cloth with attached clipped yellow, red, black and blue parrot feathers and large white harpy eagle breast feathers, also a few paujil feathers; plain portion of frame wrapped with white and black cord and razor grass. Called chidin tadi as well maiti. Used in fertility rites.
Length:
18cm
Thickness:
1.4cm
Outside Diamater:
19.3cm
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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