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Native NameMaiti
Object Number:65-10-13
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Vine
Cotton
Feather
Length: 19 cm
Thickness: 1.4 cm
Outside Diameter:19 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Vine frame completely covered with white, blue and pink cotton, rows of clipped multicolored parrot feathers attached to 5/6 framel long white heron feathers attached to string by folding quills over and lashing them with black waxed cord, this tied to cotton in spots; plain frame beneath white feathers to support them; white thread attaches white feathers to each other. 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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