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Earring

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Native Name:
Pauti
Object Number:
65-10-85
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cashinahua
Provenience:
Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area:
Amazonia
Section:
American
Materials:
Feather
Wood
Cord
Grass
Squirrel Fur
Description:
White and grey mottled harpy eagle feathers, notched almost to tip; quilll end inserted in wood wrapped with black waxed and white cord and razor grass; small red feathers and squirrel fur bound at join; white and black notched paujil (wild turkey) feather, two small red and blue notched parrot feathers attached to top of large feathers with wax. Used by men in fertility rites.
Length:
64.6cm
Width:
8.1cm
Outside Diamater:
1.2cm
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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