University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameMaiti
Object Number: 65-10-8
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Materials:Palm Leaf
Length: 18cm
Thickness: 1.4cm
Outside Diameter:19.3cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


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.

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

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