Headband

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
2294
Item name
Headband 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Morobe Province > Finschhafen District > Finschhafen
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1949 
Acquisition method
Donated by Reverend M. Lohe 
Raw material
Feathers, cassowary (Casuarius casuarius); feathers, parrot; string, plant fibre, cane;
Dimensions
H: W: 155 mm L: 390 mm D: Circum:

Description

Headband from Finschhafen. One part of the headband is comprised of small pieces of cane, encased within plant fibre and with evidence of red feathers attached. The other half of the headband consists of cassowary feathers. Both parts are attached due to a being tightly wound by twisted plant fibre string.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.

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