From: Peru | Rio Curanja

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Maiti
Object Number 65-10-5
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cashinahua
Provenience Peru | Rio Curanja
Culture Area Amazonia
Section American
Materials Feather | Bamboo | Grass

Band of bamboo, alternate rows of small blue and red parrot feathers glued with chicle, one area blue, bordered in red and yellow; lapped section wrapped in pink, black cord and yellow razor grass; 6 small pieces of arrow cane similarly wrapped with bright parrot feathers at ends; pendant cord from wrapped portion with white feathers, multicolored parrot feathers and 2 pieces of birdskin with red feathers attached. Used in fertility rites. Feathers from Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, and Great Egret.

Length 33 cm
Width 5.9 cm
Outside Diameter 18.2 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

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