Painting

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Registration number
29147
Item name
Painting 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Mr Wayne T. Edwards  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Eastern Highlands Province > Obura Wonenara District > Marawaka
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
July 18, 1990 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Mr Wayne T. Edwards 
Dimensions
H: W: 505 mm L: 395 mm D: Circum:

Description

Painting, 39.5cm x 505.5cm, metal frame, perspex cover. Pencil annotation at the bottom: Kukukuku Claw Necklace - Papua New Guinea; along with artist's signature and '83. measurements include frame

Research notes

Illustrates a cassowary claw necklace which is in the J.K. McCarthy Museum, Goroka. These are worn for decorative purposes, although some may have magical powers. Cassowary claws and orchid stems are threaded onto a strip of cane.

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