University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameMaiti
Object Number:65-10-15
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Vines
Feathers
Grass
Cord
Length: 47 cm
Thickness: 1.4 cm
Outside Diameter:18.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Three vine frames covered with black waxed cord, soft black trumpeter feathers attached; multicolored parrot feathers attached to above; 2 long harpy eagle feathers upright from frame back, notched; quill pushed through arrowcane wrapped with black and whtie cord and razor grass; red (achiote) geometrical designs painted on whtie areas, small parrot feathers at top of lashing. Used in fertility rights.


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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