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: 50 cm
Length: 62 cm
Outside Diameter:54 cm
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.

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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