University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameMebiti
Object Number: 65-10-23A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Porcupine Quills
Length: 19cm
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.

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