University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameAheto
Object Number: 89-1-3A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Karaja
Provenience: Brazil
Goias
Araguaia River
Culture Area: East Brazil
Section:American
Materials:Parrot Feather
Ibis Feather
Macaw Feather
Bamboo
Cotton
Credit Line:Purchased from Michael Bernstein, 1989
Other NumberMB2-B - Other Number

Description

Occipital fan headdress (A) of parrot feathers on radiating split bamboo stalks and scarlet macaw and spoonbill feathers forming a central fan, which is suspended between two connected fiber discs (B).


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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