University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameChinaxeti
Object Number:65-10-41
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Monkey Teeth
Cotton
Length: 100 cm
Width: 3.3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Brown tightly woven cotton, strings on one end passed through other; two rows of capuchin monkey teeth attached; teeth pierced through their width and then each is fastened to belt before string goes through next tooth. Used as "G" string, worn for dress-up.


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