Headdress

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
7654
Item name
Headdress 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
kipong 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > New Ireland Province > Namatanai District
Map
Collector
Sir Samuel Griffith 
Acquisition date
April 15, 1958 
Acquisition method
Donated by T. Brown 
Raw material
sago palm; shell operculum (Turbo sp.); plant fibre; wire; paint; rattan
Dimensions
H: 440 mm W: 340 mm L: D: 880 mm Circum:

Description

Research notes

Kipong mask, made c. 1880s

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'Musical Landscapes of Lihir' March - August 2013, curated by Dr Kirsty Gillespie.

Musical Landscapes of Lihir exhibition label: Kipong mask, c. 1880s. In New Ireland, Kipong are powerful bush beings with large ears who appear at times of food distribution. Kipong masks were kept and are considered far more dangerous than other masks used in malanggan, the ceremonial complex that links the living with the dead.

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