University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameChidin Tadi
Object Number: 65-10-1A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Height: 50cm
Length: 62cm
Outside Diameter:54cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


Harpy Eagle Feather Garment: Large circular wooden frame with bark weaving inside; large brown-grey and white harpy eagal feathers tied to bark; piece of wood holds quills upright and together, cord binds feather bases; yellow, red (few blue and green) parrot feathers attached at cord top; long bark loop on frame side, feathers flat, complete caciqui (oriole) skine with beak tied to these; 24 strings of multicolored feathers hang on other side. Headman is only person who may own harpy eagle feathers; worn from shoulders.

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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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