Open Tues–Sun, 10 am – 5 pm

Cape (clothing)

Native NameTadi Dauya
Object Number:65-10-118
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Length: 146 cm
Width: 94 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


Double strand checkerboard woven cotton; warp and weft of pink and black; 3 areas black twilled design in bands parallel to weft (string loosely caught near 2), multicolored parrot feathers and grey harpy eagle feathers are attached to first, quills bend around string then bound with cord; to second string pieces of parrot skin with small yellow and red feathers attached, on one end red and multi-colored feathers and snail and clam shell fragments attached. Worn by Huni-dauya (medicine man) in initation rites.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

You may also be interested in these objects:

See a problem? Let us know digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org