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Violence and ritual

This Kaxinawa (formerly Cashinahua) dagger or kapa nupa, literally “squirrel knife”, was collected in 1966 by Kenneth Kensinger. The following is an excerpt from a book co-authored by Kensinger entitled The Cashinahua of Eastern Peru. When attending fertility rituals in … Continue reading

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Woven

Here are two more examples of ethnographic textiles from the Anthroplogy Lab. This Kaxinawá hipband was collected by Kenneth Kensinger in the 1960s.  The Kaxinawá live in the Amazon jungle of eastern Peru.  This piece was woven by the wife of a chief and is made of natural, raw, … Continue reading

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Monkey teeth necklace

This necklace was collected in 1966 by Kenneth Kensinger among the Kaxinawá, who live in the Amazon jungle of eastern Peru.  It includes 9 rows of teeth (approximately 574 teeth in total), which were collected after cooking the heads of … Continue reading

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