University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameMaiti
Object Number: 65-10-7
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Materials:Palm Leaf
Height: 8cm
Thickness: 1.3cm
Outside Diameter:18cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


Palm leaf rib frame, 2/3 of circumference covered with pink and white cloth with attached black trumpeter bird feathers and one white feather; rest of frame wrapped with whtie cord; incomplete. Used in fertility rites.

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Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994)View Objects in Exhibition

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