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

Description

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Reina, Ruben E., and Kensinger, Kenneth M. 1991. The Gift of Birds: Featherwork of Native South American Peoples.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 45, fig. 4.7View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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