University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameKurdaitcha
Object Number:P1889B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Arunta
Provenience: Australia
South Australia
Date Made: Before 1907
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1907
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Feather
Length: 21 cm
Width: 9.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of J. T. Huston, 1907
Other Number:1 - Other Number

Description

One of a pair of shoes worn by a ritual killer (also called Kurdaitcha) when hunting a victim, who is killed using a "pointing bone." Such shoes were said to leave no tracks. (Catalogue card: "Cooditcha. To disguise tracks of avenger.")


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