University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NamePia Paka
Object Number:65-10-141
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Department of Amazonas
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Cane (plant)
Fiber
Feather
Bark
Pigment
Length: 165.5 cm
Width: 3.4 cm
Outside Diameter:1.3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Long cane shaft, light colored; one end lashed with black and pink cord and razor grass; ends and tips of one black, one blue and red feather lashed to this end; feathers twist around shaft; other end has piece of rounded palm bark inserted; palm bark lashed to tapered, sharpened bamboo point painted red and black on underside, traces of green on convex face. Used for large game.


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