University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameMaiti
Object Number: 65-10-4
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Wax Cord
Length: 60cm
Width: 8.3cm
Outside Diameter:18.2cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


Strip of bamboo painted with red achiote and black paint, lapped and tied with white cord and black waxed cord; three large macaw feathers, front blue, yellow back tied in overlap; quill bases wrapped in black waxed cords, small white parrot feathers attached; black and white notched paujil (wild turkey) feathers at tips of two. Worn by men 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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