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Native NameMaiti
Object Number:65-10-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Bamboo
Feather
Wax Cord
Length: 60 cm
Width: 8.3 cm
Outside Diameter:18.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

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.

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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