University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:38-23-133
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Huichol
Provenience: Mexico (Central America)
Nayarit
Culture Area: Central America
Section:American
Materials:Feather
Fiber
Length: 60 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert M. Zingg, 1938
Other Number:38-23-137 - Other Number

Description

Bunches of yellow wainush [parrot?] feathers hanging from fiber cord. "Worn by children at the elote feast, or the ceremony of the first fruits. Prized for its yellow color which is the predominating color of this festival, possibly because of the yellow color of ripening corn. Worn as a necklace [bandoleer?] around the chest." Possibly came from shaman's basket 38-23-137.


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