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Title

peng koem (ceremonial wig)

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Artist

Melpa people

Papua New Guinea


Details


Other Titles

Ceremonial hat

Judge's wig

Peng koklnga


Place where the work was made

Western Highlands Province Papua New Guinea


Cultural origin

Melpa people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1963


Materials used

bark on cane frame, human hair, tree rosin, plant fibre, green beetles, yellow, red and blue trade store colours, white natural pigment, copper wire, bird feathers


Dimensions

39.0 x 40.0 x 53.0 cm (approx.) :

0 - Whole; 39 cm; approx.

0 - Whole; 40 cm; approx.

0 - Whole; 53 cm; approx.


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

553.1979


Artist information

Melpa people

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Western Highlands Province

Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Self-decoration in Mount Hagen, London, 1971. For similar examples of 'peng koem' from the Wahgi people, see Chapter 4, pg. 84-92, and colour plate no. 31.