From: Peru | Rio Curanja

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Maiti
Object Number 65-10-8
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cashinahua
Provenience Peru | Rio Curanja
Culture Area Amazonia
Section American
Materials Palm Leaf | Cotton | Feather

Palm leaf rib frame, 2/3 circumference covered by blue and white cotton cloth with attached clipped yellow, red, black and blue parrot feathers and large white harpy eagle breast feathers, also a few paujil feathers; plain portion of frame wrapped with white and black cord and razor grass. Called chidin tadi as well maiti. Used in fertility rites. Feathers from Harpy Eagle, Scarlet Macaw, and Blue-and-yellow Macaw.

Length 18 cm
Thickness 1.4 cm
Outside Diameter 19.3 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

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