Head cap

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
647
Item name
Head cap 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Oro (Northern) Province
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Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1947 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Australian Board of Missions 
Raw material
job's tears, plant fibre string, shell, cloth, bark
Dimensions
H: 200 mm W: 200 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Woven hat made from Job's tears and shells on string, red cloth and bark.

Research notes

Widow's cap made c. 1947.

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.

The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.

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