The Gift of Birds
Featherworking of Native South American Peoples
Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
288 pages, 229.00 x 305.00 x 0.00 mm, 150 color, 75 b/w illus.
- ISBN: 9780924171123
- Published: January 1991
Presenting 10 essays by experts in the fields of anthropology, ethnography, and ornithology on the native peoples of South America and their use of birds, this volume offers a fascinating view into the lives and customs of some of the indigenous peoples living in the rainforest and coastal areas of Brazil and Peru. This book includes color photographs of South American natives in festival and ritual celebrations and everyday activities, along with spectacular objects of featherwork, textiles, and pottery.
Contributors: Ruben E. Reina, Kenneth M. Kensinger, Kay L. Candler, Virginia Greene, Elizabeth Netto Calil Zarur, Catherine V. Howard, Patricia J. Lyon, Jon F. Pressman, Peter T. Turst, and Mark Robbins.
University Museum Monograph, 75
"For readers interested in the diversity of human culture, this well produced book privides a fascinating look at the Indians of South America."—Small Press Magazine
"A fascinating look at the Indians of South America."—Small Press Magazine