Headdress

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
2805
Item name
Headdress 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
kipong 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
Sulka 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > East New Britain Province > Pomio District > Kilalum village
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
April 10, 1953 
Acquisition method
Donated by Roman Catholic Mission Rabaul 
Raw material
Wood; paint; fibre; coconut shell
Dimensions
H: 520 mm W: 280 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Carved wooden face section with plant fibre 'hair' and 'beard'. Shaped wooden internal support holds the plant fibre in place.

Research notes

Dancing mask.

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'Double Up: Pasifika Treasures from the UQ Anthropology Museum' curated by Diana Young with Jane Willcock, 5 February - 9 April 2010.

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