University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameAruhuba
Object Number:87-34-12
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Warao
Provenience: Venezuela
Nabaribuhu
Culture Area: Amazonia
Period: Modern
Date Made: August 1987
Early Date: Aug 1987
Late Date: Aug 1987
Section:American
Materials:Fiber
Length: 155 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Charles Briggs, 1987

Description

Woven cylinder. Used to process prussic acid from bitter manioc tuber by squeezing water with acid out of grated manioc fiber. Work done by women. Introduction of manioc to Warao is recent, product of missionary activity. Traditionally starch is provided by moriche palm. Aruhubu. Made by Jose Antonio Perez.


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