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Native NameMaiti
Object Number:65-10-14
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Feather
Length: 18.5 cm
Thickness: 1.2 cm
Outside Diameter:18.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Reina, Ruben E., and Kensinger, Kenneth M. 1991. The Gift of Birds: Featherwork of Native South American Peoples.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 43, fig. 4.4; p. 48, fig. 4.13View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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