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Dagger

Native NameNupe
Object Number:65-10-84
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Bamboo
Monkey Fur
Feathers
Length: 41.3 cm
Width: 2.8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Long piece of bamboo tapered to point, back painted red and black, front with green lines and interlocking rectilinear design; based covered with monkey fur, wrapped with cord; two long red feathers attached, one with small white feather attached with wax, the other blue. Worn suspended from forehead down back as ornament and protection; used in fertility rites.

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