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Native Name:
Maiti
Object Number:
65-10-11
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cashinahua
Provenience:
Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area:
Amazonia
Section:
American
Materials:
Palm Leaf
Grass
Fur
Wax
Description:
Five palm rib frames lashed together at one point with orange, white, and black cord and yellow razor grass; black feathers attached to three, red squirrel fur to one, whtie and grey trumpeter feathes to other; bright parrot feathers attached to ends of black feathers with bits of black wax. Used in fertility rites.
Length:
12cm
Thickness:
2.1cm
Outside Diamater:
18.5cm
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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