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Native NameManta
Object Number:46-24-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Condesuya District
Culture Area: Andean
Length: 67.5 cm
Width: 197 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Roland Terry, 1946


Feather cloth. Entirely covered with small overlapping feathers, arranged two broad stripes of two blocks each: the upper, gold, turquiose, gold; the lower, turquoise, gold turquoise; the middle section in each stripe being shorter. The feathers are sewn to a foundation of cream rep. A heading srip of bowen cotton cloth 4 cm. wide has a plaited tie cord attached to each end.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
South American Gallery (1955 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Reina, Ruben E., and Kensinger, Kenneth M. 1991. The Gift of Birds: Featherwork of Native South American Peoples.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 12, fig. 1.24; p. 25, fig. 2.17A/B/CView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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