University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameTadi Dauya
Object Number: 65-10-118
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Feather
Shell
Length: 146cm
Width: 94cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

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

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