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Beyusti

Native NameBeyusti
Object Number:65-10-17
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Feather
Bark
Reed (plant)
Height: 17 cm
Outside Diameter:18.6 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Circular wood frame; center loosely woven with pieces of bark; center cross piece of reeds; green and red feathers attached to 1/2 of rim by thin piece of reed which goes through their centers and is attached to wooden rim; crudely made. Used for child's imitation of headman's dance (see 65-10-1a).

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