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Laiagam, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Aiya (cassowary feather headdress)
Other titles:
Cassowary headdress
Hat
Place of origin
LaiagamEnga ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Enga people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1963
Media category
Mixed media
Materials used
cassowary feathers (Casuarius), plant fibre string plaited to form cord, headdress folds inwards by pulling a cord top centre inside hat
Dimensions

33.0 x 40.0 x 40.0 cm overall approx.

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
288.1978
Copyright
© Enga people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Temporary exhibitions gallery
Bibliography (2)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 37 (illus.), 54. cat.no. H126

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 98 (colour illus.), 161. cat.no. 42

Exhibition history (2)

Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1974 -

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