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Title

Aiya (cassowary feather headdress)

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Titles

Cassowary headdress

Hat


Place where the work was made

Laiagam Enga Province Papua New Guinea


Cultural origin

Enga people


Dates

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

288.1978



Place

Where the work was made
Laiagam

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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