Painting

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Registration number
29151
Item name
Painting 
Category
Painting/Paper
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Mr Wayne T. Edwards  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Simbu (Chimbu) Province > Kundiawa District > Waghi Valley
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
July 18, 1990 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Mr Wayne T. Edwards 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Painting, 30cm x 37cm, cellophane covered, of a male wearing bird of paradise headdress and shell necklace, inset into painting 29148.

Research notes

A man from Wanghi Valley in Simbu [Chimbu] Province is wearing Parrots-on-a-stick and two Birds-of-Paradise in his hair. A forehead band of cuscus fur is topped with a string of parrot feathers. Bamboo leaves adorn his temples while a Kina shell hangs at his neck. Painting 29148 includes six inset paintings [29149 to 29154].

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