University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameChinaxeti
Object Number:65-10-135
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Grass
Feather
Arrowcane
Cloth
Length: 72 cm
Width: 20 cm
Outside Diameter:1.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Woven white with black borders; attached at bottom is a string with pendant strands of red, white, brown and black; attached at top small pieces of arrowcane wound with cord and grass which hold on the small bright yellow, red and blue feathers; long ties at ends. Used in ceremonial fertility rites.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

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