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Native NameMaiti
Object Number:65-10-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Length: 33 cm
Width: 5.9 cm
Outside Diameter:18.2 cm
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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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