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Collection

An image of Headdress by

Marawaka, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Headdress
Other titles:
Head feathers
Place of origin
MarawakaEastern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Baruya people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1969
Media categories
Weaving, Botanical material, Animal material
Materials used
woven split rattan, cassowary feathers (Casuarius), Papuan lorikeet feathers (Charmosyna papou), sulphur-crested cockatoo feather (Cacatua galerita), yellow orchid stem fibre (Dendrobium), feather shaft, plant fibre string
Dimensions

cockatoo feather 49.5 cm length; rattan support 19.5 to 21.0 cm diameter

Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Accession number
824.1979.a-b
Copyright
© Baruya people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Location
Temporary exhibitions gallery
Bibliography (1)

Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 2-3 (colour illus., detail), 105 (colour illus.), 161. cat.no. 4

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