University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Brenda J. Bowser

The Amazonian House

A Place of Women's Politics, Pottery, and Prestige

By: Brenda J. Bowser

Dusk was falling in the Amazonian house. Two men sat silently. The host was dressed for war, his face painted red, wearing his feathered headdress, his shotgun propped beside him against the house post. The visitor sat facing him. Silently, a woman appeared from behind her husband. No one spoke until she served chicha¬†beer in […]


The Amazonian House

A Place of Women's Politics, Pottery, and Prestige

By: Brenda J. Bowser

Dusk was falling in the Amazonian house. Two men sat silently. The host was dressed for war, his face painted red, wearing his feathered headdress, his shotgun propped beside him against the house post. The visitor sat facing him. Silents, a woman appeared from behind her husband. No one spoke until she served chicha beer […]