University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NamePauti
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
Length: 57 cm
Outside Diameter:1 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

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.


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