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Collection

An image of Fofona (shell and fibre pectoral adornment) by
Alternate image of Fofona (shell and fibre pectoral adornment) by

Henganofi, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Fofona (shell and fibre pectoral adornment)
Other titles:
Ceremonial object
Place of origin
HenganofiEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Year
collected 1972
Media categories
Ceremonial object, Weaving, Botanical material, Animal material
Materials used
12 finely plaited 2-ply plant fibre string tassels outlined with nassa shells, cane support with 2 large white cowrie shells, red pigment
Dimensions

38.0 x 39.5 x 5.0 cm:

0 - Whole; 38 cm (14 15/16"); length excluding neckband

0 - Whole; 39.5 cm (15 9/16"); width across shell

0 - Whole; 67 cm (26 3/8"); length from top of neckband to bottom of tassels

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
274.1978
Copyright
© Under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display