From: Peru | Caudivilla

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 33887
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Peru | Caudivilla
Culture Area Andean
Section American
Materials Feather | Cotton

Feather cap or headdress. The crest feathers are attached such that they stand upright. The front of the cap and back flap are decorated with a feather mosaic of red scrolls on a blue background. Feathers are attached with strings sewn on forming overlapping rows. Red feathers come from the Scarlet Macaw and blue feathers come from the Blue-and-yellow Macaw. Primarily made from body feathers and wing coverts. Fragment of a plant fiber cord attached along the bottom of the cap. Woven on a plain weave cotton textile. Warps are Z-spun and 2S-plied while wefts are Z-spun and unplied. 23-24 warps/inch x. 16/19 wefts/inch.

Height 23.49 cm
Credit Line William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 702 - Field No SF

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