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The Gift of Birds
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The Gift of Birds
Featherworking of Native South American Peoples

Edited by Ruben E. Reina and Kenneth M. Kensinger

288 pages | 9 x 12 | 150 color, 75 b/w illus.
Paper 1991 | ISBN 9780924171123 | $49.95s | Outside the Americas £40.00
Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

"A fascinating look at the Indians of South America."—Small Press Magazine
"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
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

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