From: Peru | Rio Curanja

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Maiti
Object Number 65-10-14
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cashinahua
Provenience Peru | Rio Curanja
Culture Area Amazonia
Section American
Materials Cotton | Feather

Vine frame completely covered with white and orange cotton. Rows of clipped multicolored parrot feathers attached to 5/6 frame. Long, blue and purple feathers attached to string by folding quills over and lashing them with black waxed cord, which is tied to cotton in spots. Plain frame beneath the feathers to support them. White thread attaches white feathers to each other along the frame. Used in fertility rites. Feathers from Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, and Toucan. Like 65-10-13.

Length 18.5 cm
Thickness 1.2 cm
Outside Diameter 18.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

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