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Native NameMebiti
Object Number:65-10-23A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Porcupine Quills
Length: 19 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


White-yellow porcupine quills with brown tips, a few all brown; two holes through diameter of each is passed, holding them side to side; two cords brought together at ends and joined to make ties. Worn by men for ceremonials and dress-ups.

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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