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Catalog Number 00.24.7
Object Name Armband
Description One red feather and bamboo Bolivian armband (or chicana). Parrot and other avian feather mosaic on 43 reed tubes 6'X1/2' each with cord wrappings and joined by two cotton cords which pass through each reed. There are geometric motifs along the edge in blue, yellow, black, green, and red feathers. 'JOSE NINA' is written in blue feathers along the top edge of the armband. The feathers are sewn to the bamboo by twine, some dyed yellow, orange, green, and pink. There are some loose feathers hanging from the bottom of the armband. Chicana. Aymara Culture.
Site Name Lake Titicaca Region, La Paz, Bolivia
Site # Site 2324
Material Faunal Material
Date Circa 1750-1900
Collector Schnell, Eugene
Lexicon sub-category Feather
Place Bolivia | La Paz | *County* | *City*