University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameMaiti
Object Number: 65-10-1B
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Length: 57cm
Thickness: 2cm
Outside Diameter:20cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


Part of Dance outfit: Two frames, 1 covered with white and blue cotton to which is attached show row of black paujil (wild turkey) feathers and yellow clipped parrot feathers, row of long white feathers; other frame supports upright red, blue and yellow feathers with cord bound ends; on narrow ends are notched brown and white paujil feathers attached with wax; also upright are whtie filmy feathers from breast of harpy eagle and white king vulture attached to pieces of palm bark with cord bound ends; frame covered with black and red squirrel fur and bound with white cord.

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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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