Headdress

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Registration number
7643
Item name
Headdress 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
gulagul 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Madang Province > Sumkar District > Kar Kar Island
Map
Collector
Reverend E. G. Tscharke 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1956 
Acquisition method
by Reverend E. G. Tscharke 
Raw material
Ivory, pig; plant fibre, rattan; wood; shells; plant fibre, string; pigment, mineral; feather, cassowary, rainbow lorikeet, egret
Dimensions
H: 2000 mm W: 900 mm L: D: 300 mm Circum:

Description

Men's headdress consisting of a wood and rattan framework from which pig tusks and the feathers of cassowary, rainbow lorikeet and egret are attached.

Research notes

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