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String Of Feathers

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Object Number:SA3974
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Nazca District
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 1922-1923
Early Date: 1922
Late Date: 1923
Flamingo Feather (uncertain)
Length: 93.98 cm
Credit Line:Peruvian Expedition, William C. Farabee, 1923


Two feather strings prepared for sewing on a textile. On the larger of the two, the feathers diminish in size toward one end. The shorter piece has smaller feathers overall. Both are covered mostly with feathers with bare, cotton cords at the ends, suggesting they are complete strings. Cords are Z-spun and 2S-plied. Feathers are likely flamingo. Found wrapped around a short piece of pithy wood.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Reina, Ruben E., and Kensinger, Kenneth M. 1991. The Gift of Birds: Featherwork of Native South American Peoples.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 21, fig. 2.7A/B/CView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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