University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameMaiti
Object Number: 65-10-5
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Length: 33cm
Width: 5.9cm
Outside Diameter:18.2cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


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.

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Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994)View Objects in Exhibition

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