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Native Name:
Chidin Tadi
Object Number:
65-10-1A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cashinahua
Provenience:
Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area:
Amazonia
Section:
American
Materials:
Wood
Feather
Description:
Harpy Eagle Feather Garment: Large circular wooden frame with bark weaving inside; large brown-grey and white harpy eagal feathers tied to bark; piece of wood holds quills upright and together, cord binds feather bases; yellow, red (few blue and green) parrot feathers attached at cord top; long bark loop on frame side, feathers flat, complete caciqui (oriole) skine with beak tied to these; 24 strings of multicolored feathers hang on other side. Headman is only person who may own harpy eagle feathers; worn from shoulders.
Height:
50cm
Length:
62cm
Outside Diamater:
54cm
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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