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The Gift of Birds

The Gift of Birds

Featherworking of Native South American Peoples

Edited by Ruben E. Reina and Kenneth M. Kensinger

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