University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameChinaxeti
Object Number:65-10-134
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Feather
Length: 62 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

White and pink woven cotton; overcast with white at top; thick white cord attached at bottom. Hanging down from this cord: few thin pink cords; thin twisted black cord; thick white cordsl arrowcane wrapped with black, pink and white cord and razor grass with small yellow, red, or blue parrot feathers at ends; pieces of parrot skin with red feathers attached; one bird head with beak and turquoise and royal blue feathers; considered fancy belt. Used by men in 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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