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Object Number:89-1-3B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Karaja
Provenience: Brazil
Goias
Araguaia River
Culture Area: East Brazil
Section:American
Materials:Bamboo Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from Michael Bernstein, 1989
Other Number:MB2-B - Other Number

Description

Occipital fan headdress called "House for the head." (A) of parrot feathers on radiating split bamboo stalks and scarlet macaw and spoonbill feathers forming a central fan. Feathers are attached to the ends of the stalks with beeswax. This is suspended between two connected fiber discs (B).

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Reina, Ruben E., and Kensinger, Kenneth M. 1991. The Gift of Birds: Featherwork of Native South American Peoples.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. xvi, fig. P.3; p. 128, fig. XIIIView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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