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Catalog Number Ky-122
Object Name Feather Case
Description Hollowed cylindrical wood case; rectangular cut-out on one side that has been covered with a piece of organic material (bark, palm?); rope is wrapped around the wood and organic material in order to hold the material in place; rope has also been fashioned as a handle or shoulder strap; there is a piece of adhesive tape with the word "patipu" on it, adhered to the wood.
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Kayapo
Date 1972
Material wood, rope, unidentified organic material
Dimensions L-68.3 Dia-7.8 cm
Condition Fair
Condition Notes very dirty; difficult to move the organic material
Catalog date 2011-08-26
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description hollowed big bamboo (Po-ti), bark cover, 27 x 3"
OCM Categories 415