University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameMaiti
Object Number:65-10-11
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Materials:Palm Leaf
Length: 12 cm
Thickness: 2.1 cm
Outside Diameter:18.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


Five palm rib frames lashed together at one point with orange, white, and black cord and yellow razor grass; black feathers attached to three, red squirrel fur to one, whtie and grey trumpeter feathes to other; bright parrot feathers attached to ends of black feathers with bits of black wax. Used in fertility 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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