From: Peru | Rio Curanja

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Nupe
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

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.

Length 41.3 cm
Width 2.8 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

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