Fire Fan


From: Peru | Rio Curanja

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Payati
Object Number 65-10-19
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cashinahua
Provenience Peru | Rio Curanja
Culture Area Amazonia
Section American
Materials Feather | Cord | Resin (material) | Wood

Large blue feathers, clipped at top; two large yellow and blue feathers in back; all bound with red, white and black cord; black wax (cf. 65-10-56) and stick at bottom; small stick through feather center farther up holds feathers tightly together; small yellow, blue and red feathers cover most of cord in front. Used in connection with intiation rites.

Length 26 cm
Width 18 cm
Outside Diameter 5.8 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

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