Outfit Part


From: Peru | Rio Curanja

Curatorial Section: American

View All (4) Object Images

Native Name Chidin Tadi
Object Number 65-10-1A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cashinahua
Provenience Peru | Rio Curanja
Culture Area Amazonia
Section American
Materials Wood | Feather

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.

Height 50 cm
Length 62 cm
Outside Diameter 54 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.