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Fire Fan

Native NamePayati
Object Number:65-10-16
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Feather
Cord
Wood
Length: 30.2
Width: 24
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Large black feathers, some clipped at top; lashed together at base with some waxed and some plain cord; held together part way up by a stick passed through center of feathers; somewhat similar to 65-10-19. Used in connection with iniation rites.

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