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An image of Fofona (pectoral or back ornament) by
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Henganofi, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Fofona (pectoral or back ornament)
Other titles:
Ceremonial object
Place of origin
HenganofiEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Kamano people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1972
Media categories
Ceremonial object, Weaving, Botanical material, Animal material
Materials used
12 finely plaited plant-fibre string tassels outlined with nassa shells (Nassarius), rattan support with 2 large white cowrie shells (Ovula ovum), 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
© Kamano people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Natalie Wilson, Look, 'A myriad of artforms: rare and beautiful objects from the highlands of New Guinea', pg. 24-28, Newtown, May 2014, 28 (colour illus., detail).

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 119 (colour illus.), 162. cat.no. 63

Exhibition history (1)

Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 May 2014–10 Aug 2014