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Native Name:
Maiti
Object Number:
65-10-13
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cashinahua
Provenience:
Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area:
Amazonia
Section:
American
Materials:
Vine
Cotton
Feather
Description:
Vine frame completely covered with white, blue and pink cotton, rows of clipped multicolored parrot feathers attached to 5/6 framel long white heron feathers attached to string by folding quills over and lashing them with black waxed cord, this tied to cotton in spots; plain frame beneath white feathers to support them; white thread attaches white feathers to each other. Used in fertility rites.
Length:
19cm
Thickness:
1.4cm
Outside Diamater:
19cm
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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