University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameXexiti
Object Number: 65-10-1D
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Length: 33.6cm
Width: 6cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


Cotton and shell ankle rattle, part of dance outfit: Tightly woven white cotton band, pink stripe near each edge; pieces of fresh water clam and snail shells attached loosely by cord to band; also several shotgun shells; ties on both sides for fastening to ankle. Used in Headman's dance.

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