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Featherwork

Object Number:32823
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Hacienda Warangal
La Centinela
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Feather
Length: 142.24 cm
Width: 55.88 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:2175 - Field No SF

Description

Half of a tabard. Fabric is covered with feather strings except at the shoulder. Yellow ground with a band of yellow and blue scrolls bordered with red and blue stripes. Red feathers from the Scarlet Macaw, yellow and blue feathers from the Blue-and-yellow Macaw. Warps are Z-spun, unplied, and 28 warps/inch in tightly woven areas and 20-22 warps/inch in looser areas. Wefts are Z-spun, unplied, and 22 wefts/inch in tightly woven areas and 20-22 wefts/inch in looser areas. Yarns vary in thickness and twist.

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. 22, fig. 2.10, p. 23, fig. 2.12AView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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