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Native Name:
Maiti
Object Number:
65-10-5
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cashinahua
Provenience:
Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area:
Amazonia
Section:
American
Materials:
Feather
Bamboo
Grass
Description:
Band of bamboo, alternate rows of small blue and red parrot feathers glued with chicle, one area blue, bordered in red and yellow; lapped section wrapped in pink, black cord and yellow razor grass; 6 small pieces of arrow cane similarly wrapped with bright parrot feathers at ends; pendant cord from wrapped portion with white feathers, multicolored parrot feathers and 2 pieces of birdskin with red feathers attached. Used in fertility rites.
Length:
33cm
Width:
5.9cm
Outside Diamater:
18.2cm
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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