Headdress

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Registration number
40285
Item name
Headdress 
Category
Dance/Performance
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Prince Escott  
Associated cultural group
Lardil 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Gulf region > Mornington Island
Map
Collector
Mr John Bartholomew 
Acquisition date
July 21, 2003 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr John Bartholomew 
Dimensions
H: W: 220 mm L: 450 mm D: Circum:

Description

Conical headdress, paperbark with fibre (hair string?) wrapped around outside, coloured downy feathers applied to form a red and white stripe. Emu feathers are attached to a stick at the apex of the headdress.

Research notes

Described by the donor as a "Roughsea" group Lardil tribal corroboree headdress, made for him by Prince Escott.

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