University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameMaiti
Object Number: 65-10-6
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Animal Tail
Length: 51cm
Width: 4.1cm
Outside Diameter:21cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


Painted bamboo band, half tail of giant ant-eater attached, many multicolored feathers attached, at lapped part a tall turquoise blue and red feather with small notched black and white, white and red and blue feathers, base cord and razor grass wrapped; 5 strings of black and white hawk and multicolored parrot feathers hang down.

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