TITLE: Kaxinawá Headdress
ALTERNATIVE TITLE: pei (feather) maiti
SUBJECT: Headdress, Kaxinawá, Kensinger, Peru
The headdress is made of black and white wild turkey feathers, with red parrot feather (xawan) adornment.
Kaxinawá feather headdresses are made from tail feathers gathered from wild turkeys and macaw parrots. The value of the headdress is determined in part by the beauty of the feathers and by how difficult it was to obtain them.