University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NamePauti
Object Number: 65-10-85
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Squirrel Fur
Length: 64.6cm
Width: 8.1cm
Outside Diameter:1.2cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965


White and grey mottled harpy eagle feathers, notched almost to tip; quilll end inserted in wood wrapped with black waxed and white cord and razor grass; small red feathers and squirrel fur bound at join; white and black notched paujil (wild turkey) feather, two small red and blue notched parrot feathers attached to top of large feathers with wax. Used by men in fertility rites.

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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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