The Gift of Birds
Featherworking of Native South American Peoples
Ruben E. Reina and Kenneth M. Kensinger, Editors
288 pages | 9 x 12 | 150 color, 75 b/w illus.
Paper 1991 | ISBN 978-0-924171-12-3 | $49.95s | £32.50 | Add to cart
Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
"A fascinating look at the Indians of South America."—Small Press Magazine
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.
University Museum Monograph 75