University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameMaiti
Object Number: 65-10-13
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Length: 19cm
Thickness: 1.4cm
Outside Diameter:19cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


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.

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Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994)View Objects in Exhibition

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