University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:89-1-11
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kuikuru
Provenience: Brazil
Matto Grosso State
Upper Xingu River
Kuluene River
Culture Area: Amazonia
Period: Modern
Section:American
Materials:Macaw Feather
Hawk Feather
Currasow Feather
Bamboo Fiber
Cotton
Credit Line:Purchased from Michael Bernstein, 1989
Other Number:MB8-A - Other Number

Description

Headdress. Vertical diadem feather crown. Plume strip of toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus) tail feathers surrounded mounted on a circle of braided buriti fiber, surrounded by a webbing of cotton overlaid with yellow and red macaw down feathers and black currasow down. Spoke of bamboo tubes holding macaw and hawk tail feathers.


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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