nasca feather panel

Pechera (feathered chest adornment)

South Coast of Peru, Nasca
200 -700 ADMacaw feathers on cotton ground cloth
12.5 x 18.5 inches
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Each of the brilliantly colored panels on view in the exhibition was created from hundreds of glossy macaw body feathers, individually hand-knotted onto cotton strings and subsequently stitched, in horizontal rows, onto rectangular plain-weave cotton panels.