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unknown Peruvian

Feather Plume

Middle Horizon
600 - 1000
Cotton and vegetal fibers and feathers

14 9/16 in. x 11 1/4 in. x 1 in. (37 cm x 28.5 cm x 2.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2000.3.225
Geography: South America, Peru, Andes
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Adornments
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection

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  • feather - Material comprising stiff, lightweight, often colorful, keratin structures that are the principal covering of birds.
  • featherwork - Visual works or parts of works, such as elements of costume, furnishings, ceremonial objects, or decorations, that are made of feathers. Generally the feathers are either adhered to a solid support or tied individually to a woven support. Important examples of featherwork are found in Mexico and South America.
  • Middle Horizon - The fifth of the seven main chronological phases recognized in Andean archaeology, generally dating 600-1000 CE.
  • Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
  • textiles - General term for carpets, fabrics, costume, or other works made of textile materials, which are natural or synthetic fibers created by weaving, felting, knotting, twining, or otherwise processing. For works of art or high craft that employ textile as a medium, prefer "textile art (visual works)."

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