University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:38-23-100
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Huichol
Provenience: Mexico (Central America)
Nayarit
Culture Area: Central America
Section:American
Materials:Straw
Wool
Feather
Squirrel Tail
Width: 38 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert M. Zingg, 1938

Description

Coils of braided straw. Broad brim, small hemispherical crown. Decorated with feathers, squirrel tails, and red and blue wool balls. Worn by men on ceremonial journey to seek for peyote plants.


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