Ear Ornament


From: Peru | Rio Curanja

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Pauti
Object Number 65-10-146
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cashinahua
Provenience Peru | Rio Curanja
Culture Area Amazonia
Section American
Materials Feather | Wood | Plant Fiber

Large white king vulture feathers; quill lashed to long stick with pink, black and white cord and razor grass; stick covered with lashing; near feather tip small red feather tied with pink cord, four small white feathers attached with two pieces of white cord. Worn in pairs by men during fertility rites.

Length 57 cm
Outside Diameter 1 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

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