University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:SA4733
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Shuara
Provenience: Amazon River
Orinoco Region
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Feather
Glass
Length: 21.5 cm
Other Number:ST3 - Field No SF

Description

Finely plaited fibre band bearing numerous upright feathers of brilliant colours and having short feathers and beetle elytras at their base; a single row of small white bead heads and fringe of small monkey teeth with four pendants of seeds and nuts and two ending in elytra. Tie cord at each end of fibre band.


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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